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It may be a turboprop, but it still looks nice

Turboprops are never going to get as much love as other aircraft types. They lack the scale of an A380, the excitement of a jet fighter or the potential for battery-induced blazes of a 787. Nonetheless, this picture from ATR of the first delivery of an ATR 72-600 to Myanmar’s Air KBZ may go someway […]

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ATR celebrates 30th anniversary

Avions Transport Régional (ATR) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with this ATR 72-212 in a special “30 years ATR” livery. Azul Linhas Aéreas will take delivery of the aircraft following a presentation at the 2011 Paris air show at Le Bourget. ATR was formed in November 1981 by Aerospatiale (now EADS) and Aeritalia […]

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Lisa Airplanes plans launch of larger seaplane

French start-up manufacturer Lisa Airplanes is planning to launch a six-seat turbine-powered version of its Akoya ultralight seaplane within the next five years boosted by demand from its growing international customer base for a larger stablemate. Details of the new aircraft are sketchy, but Troillard says the new family member will have similar features to […]

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Bombardier sees traction for Q400 multi-mission aircraft

Bombardier is confident that a proposed multi-mission variant of its Q400 is set to propel the turboprop into use for specialised, non-airline missions.

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