Monday, September 17, 2007

Propeller aircraft

Smaller and older propeller aircraft make use of reciprocating internal combustion engines that turns a propeller to create force. They are quieter than jet aircraft, but they fly at lower speeds, and have lower load capacity compared to similar sized jet powered aircraft. However, they are considerably cheaper and much more cost-effective than jets, and are usually the best option for people who need to transport a few passengers and/or small amounts of cargo. They are also the aircraft of choice for pilots who wish to own an aircraft.Turboprop aircraft are a intermediate point between propeller and jet: they use a turbine engine similar to a jet to turn propellers. These aircraft are popular with traveler and regional airlines, as they tend to be more economical on shorter journeys.


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