Looking ahead for 2020 and 2030 decades: ATR & De Havilland Canada

Subscription Required Seventh and final in a series. By Judson Rollins Introduction Jet manufacturers typically introduce a new airplane every 15 years or so. Commercial turboprops have not innovated to nearly the same extent as jets, with rival… Read More

Pontifications: Nordic quietly rises to #4 world lessor

Dec. 10, 2018, © Leeham News: In the world of commercial aviation, GECAS, Avolon, AerCap, Air Lease Corp and BOC Aviation are among the most recognizable names of lessors. These companies make headlines with large orders of Airbus… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Electric aircraft, Part 7

August 11, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In this Corner, we will design the hybrid propulsion system for our 50-seat regional turboprop. We could see in previous Corners that we can’t use batteries as a backup for our gas turbine… Read More

Turboprops’ future is OK but not great as ATR corners market

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 5, 2015: Conventional wisdom suggests that turboprops are making a bit of a comeback because these remain far more efficient for routes up to 400 miles than jets, particularly at high fuel prices. Even… Read More