Hope you are doing good! Wanna know the weather up there? Why wait when we a Commuter aircraft? Pack your stuff together for we are about to board. Hurry up as there are only 100 seats available. If you are looking for connecting aircraft(read about aircraft) that connects airline hubs to the small markets, this is the one you need to choose. If you come across the names, regional or feeder liner, don’t get confused as these are other names for commuter liners. Fasten your seatbelt as we are about to take off.
Short hauls? Choose them;
These aircraft are used within smaller cities as they are used for short-haul and can carry only 19 passengers. These are light aircraft used for lighter hauls. These types of airliners are flown by regional providers who are subsidiary or mini owners of the larger airlines. To make things economical the older aircraft were made as commuter airlines. This idea of second-hand aircraft was much more efficient than buying a new costlier aircraft.
The turboprops post-war
The propeller aircraft after much service was transferred into short-haul flights. After the wars, with many aircraft in hand, a brilliant idea arose in the minds of manufacturers. They turned those aircraft for commercial purposes and as commuter liners. In 1947, the Martin 2-0-2s and Convair CV-240s in 1948, were the first 40 seated piston-powered aircraft. The Convair 440 and Douglas DC-6 designs also witnessed the passing down method as commuter liners.
The mid-1950s and need for commuter liners
The mid-1950s demanded the production of commuter liners exclusively. Hence custom feeder liners were made during this era. They looked like mini turboprops in design and functioning. The only change was in the economical sector as they had low maintenance costs. The design was successful enough to witness constant improvements. The Dash 8 in 1980 hit a huge success. After which, similar designs came into the air market.
Although the sound that regional airliners produce is less, the sound inside is much more. Hence they are used only as connecting flights between islands and small hubs. Now that we know very little about commuter liners, there is much more to explore. Wanna know about the other types of aircraft? Dig in to find out(Types of aircraft).
Hope this article made you wear your thinking caps and reading glasses. The era of inventory of life in the air is still in progress. Hope you enjoyed this fun flight travel in commuter liners. It’s time for landing! For more information on aviation and related stuff do check out our blog page at Criss Cross Tamizh. Until then, bye crewmate!