[QODLink]
Europe
Propeller planes making a comeback
A French-Italian company banks on turbo-propeller aircraft to make savings over more expensive jets.
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2012 19:47

Propeller planes are staging a comeback as airlines look to make savings over more expensive jets.

In the heart of France's aviation industry, Toulouse, a company jointly owned by the French and the Italians notched up record sales last year, selling 157 turbo-propeller aircraft to 18 different airlines around the world.

Al Jazeera's Peter Sharp reports from Toulouse.

58

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Thousands of Houthi supporters have called for the fall of Yemen's government. But what do the Houthis really want?
New ration reductions and movement restrictions have refugees from Myanmar anxious about their future in Thailand.
US lawyers say poor translations of election materials disenfranchise Native voters.
US drones in Pakistan have killed thousands since 2004. How have leaders defended or decried these deadly planes?
Residents count the cost of violence after black American teenager shot dead by white Missouri police officer.
join our mailing list