Turboprop

Daher to acquire manufacturer Quest and its Kodiak 100

Daher, the French manufacturer of the TBM family, plans to acquire the planemaker Quest Aircraft Company, based in Idaho, USA, which builds the Kodiak 100....


Farnborough Airshow 2018: what to expect and what not to

An overview of the most significant developments that transpired prior to the UK’s Farnborough International Airshow 2018 and what can be expected at the event....


ATR confident about the future of turboprop

ATR, European turboprop manufacturer based in Toulouse, published a new Market Forecast (2018-2037) on July 2, 2018, where it estimates a market for 3,020 turboprop aircraft over 2770 new routes in the next 20 years. The estimated value could amount to more than $80 billion....


GE tests Advanced Turboprop engine with 3D-printed parts

GE tests Advanced Turboprop engine with 3D-printed parts

GE Aviation’s Advanced Turboprop (AT) engine successfully completed its first test run on December 22, 2017. The AT is the first commercial aircraft engine with 3D-printed components....


Mandarin Airlines stocks up on ATR 72-600 turboprops

Mandarin Airlines, a subsidiary of Taiwan’s flag carrier China Airlines, received the first new ATR 72-600 aircraft in a series to be delivered by the leasing company Avation. ...


Dubai Airshow: Bombardier signs for two Q400 turboprops with NAC

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft concluded a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) in September 2017. NAC will lease these two Q400 aircraft to Jambojet, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $64 million....


ATR introduces new vibration monitoring system

ATR introduces new vibration monitoring system

Turboprop manufacturer ATR has certified its new Vibration Monitoring System (VMS) which will allow airlines to constantly monitor and fine-tune propeller vibration....


NAVMAR, UAVT join for turboprop-powered UAV flight demonstration

US-based Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) and UAV Turbines (UAVT) have announced plans for a joint flight demonstration of NASC's TigerShark aircraft with a UAVT micro-turboprop propulsion system. First flights are scheduled prior to year-end 2017. This will mark the first time that a Group 3 UAV is powered by a micro-turboprop engine with a new recuperator design that significantly increases engine efficiency....