Pratt & Whitney Canada is designing a new 5,000-7,000 shp engine for a larger turboprop, convinced that there are several operators that would launch service with a 90-seater if it existed. Speaking at a press briefing during the Regional Airline Association’s Annual Convention May 17 in Nashville, Tenn., Richard Dussault, P&W VP of marketing, said working on the engine makes sense because fuel costs are making it increasingly difficult for regionals to make money in short-haul ...


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