Why Embraer paused its revolutionary next-gen turboprop 

Just a week after disclosing details about its Energia concepts, Embraer has put its turboprop airliner plans on ice, but regional aircraft using new technologies remain firmly in its sights. Mark Broadbent reports

Embraer has delayed the launch of its proposed next-generation turboprop (NGTP), citing factors including a lack of suitable technology, market conditions and performance. The Brazilian company disclosed in 2020 that it was studying two versions of a proposed new turboprop  – seating 70 and 90 passengers, respectively – designed to offer a 25% lower operating cost and to be 20% faster than current-generation turboprops.

Embraer Commercial Aviation’s president and CEO Arjan Meijer said during the July 2022 Farnborough Airshow that the company was seeking to select an engine supplier by the end of that year.

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