ATR VP-Marketing and Airline Studies Mario Formica said 2011 "will be fundamental" for making a final decision on whether or not the manufacturer will launch an 80/100-seat turboprop. Speaking to reporters yesterday at the Regional Airline Assn. Annual Convention in Milwaukee, he said the decision will be based on whether engine manufacturers can convince ATR that a larger, next-generation turboprop (ATWOnline, April 7, 2009) could operate "faster and better in cruise" ...

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