Embraer Considers Developing 70-Seat Turboprop Aircraft To Compete With ATR
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January 21, 2020 - by airlinerwatch.com
Dublin, Ireland - Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer considers launching a turboprop aircraft program through the new joint venture established with its North American partner Boeing.
The study for the new turboprop aircraft program is in the advanced stages, according to a top executive who spoke to Reuters on Jan. 20.
The 70-seat ATR-72 of the Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer currently dominates the regional aircraft market. Embraer's new plane is intended to be in the same size or even larger than the ATR 72.
It is in our target market, which we have always been clear is below 150 seats, and will have natural adjacency to the E2 offering. The business case is going well,
said Chief Executive John Slattery during the sidelines of annual Airline Economics and Airfinance Journal conferences in Dublin.