With their near-term focus still on survival, Europe’s trio of turboprop manufacturers continues holding off on new aircraft plans. The European manufacturers, which have been among the most successful in developing fast, economical turboprop technologies, had been looking to leverage that experience to move upmarket into twins or jets (AW&ST May 19, 2008, p. 58). However, sobered by market realities—and the demise of Grob, whose jet-powered SPn project helped drive the company into ...

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