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Bromon 2000 aimed at mid-size market.

Bromon 2000 aimed at mid-size market

If all goes as planned, the Bromon 2000 twin-turboprop short take-off and landing (STOL) commuterliner will make its first flight next year, receive its FAR Part 25 certification early in 1989 and commence deliveries in January 1990.

This latest entrant in the short mediumrange, mid-size aircraft competition has been designed around the needs of the commuter airlines, small-package freight carriers and the military. For the latter it could be used as a troop transport, medevac hospital plane, or heavy equipment carrier. The standard 46-seat commuter version will sell for $5.5 million, fully equipped.

With its 46 seats and a range of 1,000 nm with maximum passenger payload, the BR 2000 will contend for its share of a market that the company estimates at 3,000 aircraft over the next 15 or 20 years with such planes as the Aerospatiale Aeritalia ATR 42 and 72, the British Aerospace ATP, the CASA Nurtanio CN235, the de Havilland Canada Dash 7 and Dash 8-300, the Fokker 50, the proposed SAAB stretch 340 and, possibly, growth versions of current Embraer and Shorts models. …

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