Embraer says no plans to build turboprop, focuses on E2 jets


By Tim HepherDUBLIN (Reuters) - Brazil's Embraer continues to study an eventual return to the turboprop market after a 20-year hiatus but has no immediate plans to launch such a plane as it focuses on the latest version of its regional E-Jet series, a top executive said.

Embraer said in September it was considering the development of a propeller-driven passenger plane, potentially returning to a segment dominated by the Franco-Italian ATR and Canada's Bombardier Inc .Experts say developing a turboprop would open a new front against arch-rival.....

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