India to fly more 140-seater aircraft

India is the single-largest turboprop market outside Europe and would see a demand for about 640 aircraft in the 60-140-seater category over the next twenty years, estimates Canadian plane maker Bombardier. “India is one of the largest individual markets in the world,” Torbjorn Karlsson, vice-president, Asia Pacific, Bombardier told HT. “As a single-country market, India has the highest demand for turboprops for Bombardier. China has become less of a turboprop market and is more a market for jets.”

The Indian aviation market, said Karlsson, had changed over the years and Bombardier’s Q400 aircraft, CRJ and the new C-series aircraft had got tremendous potential in the region.

Full report here Hindustan Times 


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