PW100s Carry Large Turboprops Through RJ Era

Credit: Alaska Air Ground

On Dec. 31, 2003, the entire 30-plus-seat turboprop industry's backlog totaled 49 units, or about 650 fewer than the number of regional jet orders in the pipeline. ATR, nursing a backlog of 15 aircraft, wrapped up an entire calendar year without adding a single net order. Oh, and paying for a gallon...

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