Me & my aircraft; Single engine turboprops: SETs are safe, versatile and economically viable: time for full scale commercial acceptance?
April 3, 2014
Despite initial concerns from some corners of the industry about the safety and reliability of a lone engine, the single engine turboprop (SET) has enjoyed a remarkable uptake globally since its inception two decades ago.
Me & My Aircraft: Dependable and versatile Bell 206B lacks speed, operators report
June 5, 2009
Operators rate the Bell 206B JetRanger as one of the most dependable single engine helicopters. Helga Bihlmaier of Egle Air Services (EAS) says: "It is the most economical turbine helicopter and the worst thing is that Bell is discontinuing production.
Me & My Aircraft: EASA will consider rule changes - but not until 2011
April 1, 2009
Owners have long argued that single engine turboprops (SET) have proven sufficiently reliable and safe for IMC operations, but current regulation still does not allow this without a specific derogation.