2019 Outlook: ATR begins year in commanding position

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: ATR, the turboprop airliner OEM, enters 2019 in a commanding position. Year-end 2018 order numbers for ATR and rival Bombardier aren’t in yet. Through October, ATR held 74% of… Read More

Embraer gears up for E2 delivery; a look at the 100-150 seat sector demand

March 31, 2018 © Leeham News: The first Embraer E2 jet will be delivered April 4, to Norway’s Wideroe Airlines. The E190-E2 seats 114 passengers in one-class, 29-inch pitch and 106 at 31-inch pitch, putting it at the… Read More

Pontifications: JADC 20-year forecast: VLA, NMA and other data

July 24, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Japan Aircraft Development Corp (JADC) just published its 2017-2037 jet and turboprop forecast. JADC forecasts a demand for 33,336 jet airliners and some 2,000 turboprops. JADC is partly owned by Mitsubishi,… Read More

The turbo-prop conundrum: small market, high costs

ATR Turbo-prop. Photo via Google images. Subscription Required Introduction ATR and Bombardier are incumbents. China has a home-market offering. Indonesia and India want to create a product. It’s the 60-seat and up turbo-prop market. It’s too many companies… 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