Franco-Italian turboprop manufacturer ATR has released its first-ever market forecast focused on China, estimating the thus-far-nonexistent market for regional turboprops will need 1,100 aircraft, worth $25.6 billion, by 2037. The Toulouse-based airframer calculates 25 passenger turboprops were in service in 2017. Last year, ATR signed letters of intent (LOIs) with Chinese customers for a combined 13 ATR 42-600s, but has yet to deliver the first one. Regional aircraft account for 2% of the ...

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