The role turboprop aircraft play in commercial aviation is often overlooked. Turboprops are frequently overshadowed by faster and sleeker jets. But turboprop aircraft play a vital role in connecting communities around the world.
A recent report in Skift says about one turboprop passenger aircraft is sold for every ten jet aircraft sold.
The turboprop market is dominated by ATR, a joint venture between Airbus and Italy’s Leonardo. It’s CEO, Stefano Bortoli, made a splash at the Singapore Airshow last week. The manufacturer not only made some sales, but it also spruiked the virtues of turboprops.