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Old 7th Dec 2017, 03:43
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The SkyCourier's fixed landing gear and wing struts will limit the top speed to about 200kt, or about two-thirds the maximum speed of the 1900. Textron Aviation plans to develop a 19-seat passenger version, but the aircraft's slow speed and unpressurised cabin could limit its appeal to the airline market. Instead, the passenger version of the SkyCourier will be targeted at markets in developing countries, as well as utility-transport and special-mission operators, Ernest says.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...ith-fe-443667/

From what I have seen developing countries buy second-hand aircraft, and the developed countries probably wont buy many - so it might be a flawed idea there.

I can see lots of ex FedEx C208 and ATR 42 heading to developing countries.
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