Date: 01 Mar 97 02:44:57 From: Jean-Francois Mezei <"[nospam]jfmezei"@videotron.ca> Organization: SPC References: 1
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P. Wezeman wrote: > The article also said that the new Canadian regional jet has "ample > legroom". Do they mean ample legroom in comparison to a typical small > turboprop airliner or in comparison to a jetliner? The amount of legroom is decided by the airline. However, one could contend that if you replace a 30 seater turbo-prop with a regional jet only to replace the propellers with a jet engine, then you can put in only 30 seats inside a cabin capable of holding 50 seats, hence greater legroom. In practice, most airlines will configure the interior to fit as many people as is acceptable. Personally, the inside of a CRJ is not all that different from that of a DASH-8 or ATR airplane from what my memory cells tell me. But compared to a Shorts-360 or a Saab 340, there is a big difference.