Could the humble turboprop’s best years be yet to come? Gordon Smith sits down with Embraer’s Martyn Holmes and Rodrigo Silva e Souza to discuss one of the industry’s hottest topics
Security-free airports, smoking mid-flight and popping into the cockpit to say a quick hello to the captain – all quirks of rather simpler times for aviation. Those were the days when the only ‘liquid rule’ to be concerned about was how many drinks one’s bladder could hold during those transitionary steps between the departure lounge bar and the aircraft. These slightly blurry, nostalgic times were also the heyday of the turboprop – an era which seems far removed from our own.