OPINION: ATR and Bombardier should heed Embraer’s turboprop warning

Bombardier Q400 Next Gen

Bombardier could be forgiven for thinking the world is against it.  With Boeing’s anti-dumping claims still ringing in its ears, there comes a strong hint from regional jet rival Embraer that it is serious about a return to the turboprop market. The long-running Q400 line is not a big seller for Bombardier, but still represents…

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Embraer eyes making turboprop plane to rival ATR, Bombardier

Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA  is considering the development of a new turboprop passenger plane, the company said on Thursday, potentially returning to a segment dominated by the Franco-Italian ATR and Canada’s Bombardier In. Embraer, the world’s third-largest commercial planemaker, said it recently consulted with airlines about “potential opportunities in the turboprop market,” but added any…

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ATR Continues To Dominate Commercial Turboprop Market

Kingfisher Airlines ATR Turboprop

ATR 72-600 The large-turboprop market is essentially a duopoly between Toulouse-based ATR and Canadian manufacturer Bombardier, but unlike the seesaw competition between Airbus and Boeing, it is one in which the European manufacturer has a clear advantage. ATR, jointly owned by Airbus and Leonardo of Italy, has a backlog of 250 aircraft—mostly for the 68-78-seat…

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Iran completes long-awaited aircraft deal worth $536 Million for 20 ATR Turboprop Aircraft

ATR 72 Iran Air

European turboprop manufacturer ATR sealed a long-awaited deal with Iran Air worth $536 million at list prices, making it the latest aerospace company to benefit after a nuclear accord eased international restrictions on trade with the Middle Eastern state. Iran Air will take 20 ATR 72-600 aircraft and has options for 20 more, ATR spokesman…

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