Turboprop Aircrafts (1 - 19 seats)

Turboprop Aircrafts

(1 – 19 seats)

A ‘turboprop’ or ‘propjet’ is a propeller aircraft powered by a jet engine.

Although turboprop aircraft generate a lower speed than their jet-engined equivalents, they are more economical and offer greater accessibility to smaller airports with limited runways due to their short take-off and landing distance capabilities.

Turboprops are available in all capacities, but when it comes to business and private aviation, we talk about turboprops having a pressurized but small cabin for between 4 and 7 passengers, mostly without a stand-up cabin.

Range limitations and relatively high cabin noise profile turboprops more for the use of flight legs of up to 2 hours.

Examples

  • BEECHCRAFT King Air Series 90, 100, 200 and 300
  • EMBRAER Xingu
  • PIAGGIO Avanti I/II
  • PILATUS PC-12
  • SOCATA TBM

Characteristics

  • Low speed (400 km/h) but cost-efficient
  • Short-range
  • Small cabin (4 – 7/19 pax; no stand-up)
  • Short take-off and landing distance potential