Propeller Airplane, Propeller Aircrafts


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Propeller Plane

Airplane with propeller

Propeller planes; Since modern-day people see and travel with jet-engine planes, propeller planes seem strange to them.

Canadian Porter Airlines's Airplane, Bombardier Q400

Canadian Porter Airlines, Bombardier Q400

In fact, in many respects propeller airplanes are in fashion position, and many important airline companies have propeller airplanes. Propeller aircraft are not used solely for military purposes or freight transport. The use of propeller aircraft in passenger transport is increasing day by day.

We can say that the use of aircraft started with a propeller in the history of aviation. Propeller planes, which were originally produced for personal use, agricultural works and mail distribution, have been used for cargo, passenger transportation and military purposes, as their size has grown over time. Boeing Stearman PT-17, Huff-Daland Duster, Stearman C3B, Travel Air 4000 as examples of small size and propeller models.

Until the 1930s, Stinson A and Stinson T, Travel Air S-6000-B, Lockheed 5C Vega, Lockheed 8A Sirius and Lockheed 10 Electra models could be considered as examples.

In the 1940s, the famous Douglas models DC-3, DC-4, DC-6 and DC-7 carried the aviation industry to a different point. Again, Convair 340 and Convair 440 for this period and Lockheed Constellation and Curtiss C-46 models in future years were always propeller aircraft.

For the 1960s and 70s, we can say Fairchild-Hiller FH-227B and Lockheed L-100 models in the Turbo Props category.

Propeller aircraft did not remain on the pages of history. Existence of civilian usage requests, especially for short-haul, regional flights or destinations with few passengers in the 80s and later, has led companies to produce propellers or turbo props models. Cargo and military use demands of propeller aircraft continued as in previous years.

Fokker 50

Air Antwerp, Fokker 50

Propeller aircraft, airplane

Safety and comfort are no different from jet-engine aircraft. Propeller aircraft at least as safe as jet-engine aircrafts. Propeller airplane offers the possibility of safe travel from one point to another. Propeller aircraft are the most suitable aircraft for boutique passenger transport. their low cost per passenger and their ability to take off and landing on non-equipped runways are the features that distinguish propeller aircraft from other jet-engine aircraft.


Flybe, Saab-340B

Propeller planes are smaller in size and have a smaller passenger capacity.

Let's look at some of the propeller aircraft brands and models that are still known today or continue to fly in the sky.

The most widely used propeller airplanes today; Bombardier Q 400, Saab 340 series, Short 360 series, Dornier DO228 and DO328 props, Fokker 50, All of the ATR series.

Propeller Aircraft, Airplane

Fokker 50, offers capacity for up to 62 passengers with its 2 + 2 seat configuration. The aircraft has a range of 2,000 km and its maximum speed per hour is 530 km.

The Dutch manufacturer's Fokker 50 is different from fokker 70 and fokker 100. Fokker 50 is a model produced with propellers. Fokker 50 is still used by some airlines today. The best known feature is that it can easily land on short-distance or distorted runways and can get off these runways.


The SAAB 340, Saab 340 are available in two models with different passenger capacities. Saab 340 A and Saab 340 B, with 2 + 1 seat configuration, capacity from 30 to 36 passengers. The aircraft has a range of around 1,700 km and its maximum speed per hour is around 500 km.


The Do 228, It has a capacity of 19 passengers with its 2 + 1 seat configuration. The aircraft has a range of around 400 km and its maximum speed per hour is around 410 km.

DO 228

Dornier 328 turboprop

The Dornier 328 turboprop has a capacity of 33 passengers with its 2 + 2 seat configuration. The aircraft has a range of around 1800 km and its maximum speed per hour is around 620 km.

Bombardier Q400-Dash 8, has a capacity of up to 90 passengers with its 2 + 2 seat configuration. The aircraft has a range of around 2000 km and its maximum speed per hour is around 650 km. Among of these planes Bombardier Q400 is the fastest propeller airplane. Short Story of Dash 8; Dash 8 aircrafts are twin-engine turboprop aircraft initially known as Dash 8s. The Dash 8 100 was the original model. The Dash 8 100 made its first flight in June 1983; first deliveries followed in October 1984. Dash-8 100, 200, and 300 (Dash-8) aircraft, delivered from 1984 through to the mid 1990's. Dash-8 aircrafts were strong and reliable turboprop aircraft. Dash-8 aircraft has capable of take-off and landing performance, even on unprepared runways. owing to these outstanding features Dash-8 aircrafts are ideal and suitable aircrafts for regional airlines.

Dash 8

Short 360-300 has 36 passenger capacity with 2 + 1 seat configuration. The aircraft has a range of around 1500 km and its maximum speed per hour is around 300 km.


All ATR models are propeller. Here we take a look at the newest model of ATR, the 72-600 series.
ATR 72-600; It offers a capacity of up to 78 passengers with a 2 + 2 seat arrangement. It has a range of 1500 km. The maximum speed of the plane per hour is around 500 km.


Voe Trip, Atr-72-600

Watch Short 360 Take off