In much of the world, all-weather commercial air transport operations using single-engined turbine aircraft such as the Pilatus PC-12, Socata TBM series or Cessna Caravan have been permitted for years. The notable exception was Europe. Then, some 18 months ago, safety regulator EASA looked ready to approve a painstakingly devised set of provisions for allowing commercial single-engined turbine (SET) passenger operations in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC).
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