Turboprops

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Upgrading 80-year-old Douglas DC-3s with turboprop engines: how it’s done

Few aircraft have proven their versatility and durability like the ubiquitous Douglas DC-3. Today, one company continues to capitalise on the type’s popularity by modernising these 80-year-old veterans to make them capable of operating in some of the Earth’s most unforgiving environments. Andreas Spaeth visits Basler Turbo Conversions to find out more

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ATR turboprops to Uzbekistan

A new regional airline called Silk Avia is to acquire Franco-Italian-built turboprops. Read more here…

Why ATR is close to re-entering the Chinese market

The Franco-Italian manufacturer has reported several positive developments in China for its ATR 42-600 turboprop. Find out what here…

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EVO: Insight into ATR's sustainable turboprop project

ATR will officially launch its new EVO turboprop by the end of next year. Richard Schuurman caught up with Stéphane Viala, the OEM’s senior vice president of engineering, to learn more about the project

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How Bristol’s second Britannia nearly met its end

The second prototype Bristol Britannia met an ignominious end, sitting on the Severn mudflats, repeatedly being submerged by the tide before it could be salvaged. But the outcome of a major engine problem could have been far worse

QUIZ: The Ultimate Turboprop Trivia

They play a vital role in commercial aviation, maintaining crucial air bridges in regional markets at a faction of the cost of conventional jet aircraft, and yet they’re often misunderstood and underappreciated. This week we pay homage to the humble turboprop – how much do you know?

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ATR 40 years on

Airliner World analyses the trials, tribulations and triumphs of turboprop titan ATR

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ATR: service insight

Ian Harbison talks with David Brigante at ATR to learn more about the firm's customer offering

Why do turboprop airliners still exist?

In a world dominated by jet-powered airliners only two turboprop manufacturers remain. But what are turbine-driven propeller aircraft good at and why do they continue to survive in today’s commercial aviation industry?