A look at Europe's highly competitive ‘mini airliner’ sector

Craig West shines a spotlight on Europe’s ‘mini airliner’ sector and finds out how the manufacturers of three very different designs are vying to remain competitive in this increasingly congested market

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The ‘heavy metal’ scene may be dominated by global powerhouses Airbus and Boeing but, at the other end of the spectrum, the sub-15-seat sector is awash with competing designs from a variety of manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic.

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