The recent upturn in the North American economy and the downturn over the past two years in world economies are driving a renewed interest in smaller, more fuel-efficient aircraft, including turboprops. According to Saab President and CEO Michael Magnusson, the number of regional jets available for lease in the past two years shot up considerably, while the number of turboprops available stayed steady, meaning those aircraft are retaining their value at a better rate. Turboprops also are ...


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