The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017 – Part II

In part I of this analysis, we began our examination of the current turboprop freighter fleet with some background, and then offered a breakdown of the fleet by type and operator. Today, in Part II, we look at the fleet in more detail by type, while in Part III, we will take a close look […]
  • David Harris
  • July 10, 2017

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of turboprop freighter aircraft in commercial service, starting with some background and then showing the breakdown of the fleet by type and operator. You can read Part II here, and Part III here. Two years ago, in our analysis of the turboprop freighter fleet in […]
  • David Harris
  • July 7, 2017

Turboprop Freighter Fleet – Part III

Last week, in Parts I and II of this three-part analysis of the worldwide turboprop freighter fleet, we offered an overview of the fleet, as well as a showing the entire fleet broken down by carrier, and then looked at the fleet in more detail on a type-by-type basis. You can read Part I here and […]
  • David Harris
  • June 13, 2016

Turboprop freighter fleet – Part II

Yesterday, in Part I of this three-part analysis of the worldwide turboprop freighter fleet, we offered an overview of the fleet, as well as a showing the entire fleet broken down by carrier. You can read Part I here, and today, we look at the fleet in more detail by type. Next week we will […]
  • David Harris
  • June 9, 2016

The changing turboprop freighter fleet

Today we begin a three-part analysis of the worldwide turboprop freighter fleet. We start with a bit of history, and then an overview of the fleet as it is today. In coming days we will examine the fleet on a type-by-type basis (read Part II here), and then move onto some thoughts about the very small jet […]
  • David Harris
  • June 8, 2016

A new combi enters service

Ryukyu Air Commuter took delivery of Bombardier’s first Q400 combi. When Bombardier launched the Q400 Combi program in 2014, it said it had a launch order from an unidentified customer, but it kept that customer’s identity under wraps until just three months ago, when it announced Ryukyu’s order for five of the type. Ryukyu Air Commuter is a regional […]
  • David Harris
  • January 6, 2016

Bombardier launches Q400 Combi

At the Farnborough Air Show, Canada-based Bombardier formally launched a Q400 NextGen Combi – not a passenger-to-combi conversion program for existing Q400s, but a production combi, available in various configurations. The manufacturer did not provide detailed specifications, but did say: “In the lay-out that provides the highest payload capability, the aircraft offers up to 8,200 […]
  • David Harris
  • July 21, 2014