Can the Compact Jets Solve Both the Trunk and Regional Airlines Dilemma? 650221
The economic trends of our society and its population distribution assure the continued growth of the short-haul segment of the transportation industry. The improved surface travel and demand for passenger comfort require sophisticated aircraft in lieu of “DC-3 replacements” and obsolete trunk equipment. Regional and local carriers' equipment selection is often more critical than that of the larger operator due to the greater amount of flexibility required and proportionately higher investment. The present offering of short-range jets for this important market, if successfully produced, will ease the dilemma of short-range being synonymous with short profit for large and small operator alike.