List of regional airliners


List of regional airliners

These aircraft are distinguishable from other airplanes because of their significance in filling the short-hop role in the hub and spoke model of passenger and cargo distribution. Although many airlines used this type of equipment for flights over three hours [http://flyertalk.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-395153.html] in length in the U.S in what have been called by many passengers as cramped [http://www.usatoday.com/money/biztravel/2006-09-05-small-jets-usat_x.htm] and claustrophobia inducing aircraft cabins. The following aircraft are generally considered to be regional airliners and not mainline aircraft with a few noteworthy exceptions.

1960s

* Antonov An-24
* Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander
* De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
* Nord 262
* Yakovlev Yak-40

1970s

*Antonov An-28
*Antonov An-72
*BAe 146
*Beechcraft Model 99
*CASA C.212 Aviocar
*De Havilland Canada Dash 7
*Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante
*Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner
*Let L-410 Turbolet
*Mohawk 298
*Britten-Norman Trislander
*Shorts 330
*VFW-614

1980s

*ATR 42
*ATR 72
*BAe ATP
*Bombardier CRJ100/200/440
*BAe Jetstream 31
*Beechcraft 1900
*CASA CN-235
*Cessna 208
*De Havilland Canada Dash 8
*Dornier Do 228
*Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia
*Saab 340
*Shorts 360
*BAe 146 (Avro RJ - Formerly operated in the USA by Mesaba and flown controversially in a 69 seat passenger configuration by none mainline pilots)

1990s

*Antonov An-140
*BAe Jetstream 41
*BAe ATP
*Boeing 717 (attempts at marketing the 717 as a regional aircraft failed in the U.S. due to "Scope clause" issues)
*Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (Note: Midway Airlines used the CRJ as part of their "mainline" equipment.)
*Embraer ERJ 145 family
*Fairchild-Dornier 328
*Fairchild-Dornier 328JET
*Fokker F50
*Fokker F70 (attempts at marketing the F70 as a regional aircraft failed in the U.S. due to "Scope clause" issues) [http://www.airlinepilotforums.com/showthread.php?t=2398]
*IPTN N-250
*Saab 2000
*MA60

2000s

*Antonov An-148
*ARJ21
*Embraer E-Jets (JetBlue Airways operates these as part of their mainline operations)
*Mitsubishi Regional Jet
*Sukhoi Superjet 100
*Xi'an MA600

ee also

* List of short haul civilian aircraft post war - for aircraft prior to 1960 and through to 1978, performing a similar role to the aircraft that were later to become known as "regional airliners."
* List of aircraft
* Regional jet


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