Turboprop

December 1, 2008 - 5:32am

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released its third-quarter delivery numbers last month, and while shipments of both business jets and turboprops this year have set records, the organization is warning of rough skies ahead.

December 1, 2008 - 5:20am

Petaluma, Calif.-based Sunset Aviation is now operating as a standalone subsidiary of JetDirect Aviation, which acquired the light jet and turboprop operator last year.

November 13, 2008 - 11:55am

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released its third-quarter delivery numbers today, and while both business jets and turboprops have thus far posted record numbers of units shipped this year, the organization warns of rough skies ahead.

October 28, 2008 - 11:58am

Petaluma, Calif.-based Sunset Aviation is now operating as a standalone subsidiary of JetDirect Aviation, which acquired the light jet and turboprop operator last year. JetDirect will continue to offer business support, sales and marketing services, but Sunset will operate as an independent Part 135 air carrier, with Sunset founder Dan Drohan serving as president and CEO, according to JetDirect senior vice president of marketing Gil Wolin.

October 6, 2008 - 3:19pm

Is it a jet? Is it a turboprop? That’s the question that remains after Socata confirmed here yesterday that it is still pursuing a twin-engine aircraft to augment its product line beyond the TBM 850 turboprop single. Company officials were tight-lipped about details, other than saying that the aircraft, codenamed NTx (NT for New Twin), will be bigger, faster and have two more seats than a TBM 850.

October 6, 2008 - 12:01pm

Epic Aircraft plans to certify the Victory and Escape prototypes in the U.S., according to chairman and CEO Rick Schrameck. The company is still pursuing certification of the Dynasty turboprop single in Canada, but has not released a timeline for the certification. Epic has completed 300 hours of testing on the Dynasty to date.

October 2, 2008 - 4:39am

Three popular unpressurized twin turboprops from the past have or will soon re-enter production.

British Columbia-based Viking Air Ltd. acquired the type certificate and production rights to the DHC-6 Twin Otter from Bombardier in 2006 and could start customer deliveries by next year. Viking already owns the type certificates for seven other deHavilland aircraft, including the DHC-3 Otter and the four-engine DHC-7 Dash 7.

October 1, 2008 - 5:59am

Despite a softening U.S. economy and soaring fuel prices, demand for business jets and turboprops is still surging, according to the first-half delivery report from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

September 2, 2008 - 5:32am

Despite a softening U.S. economy and soaring fuel prices, demand for business jets and turboprops remains strong, according to the latest delivery report from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

August 8, 2008 - 10:02am

The Regional Airline Association last month lambasted the FAA for the agency’s highly publicized drop test of an ATR 42-300 turboprop in Atlantic City, N.J. The FAA said the July 30 test would help it assess the need for dynamically tested seats

 
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