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Piedmont: Difference Between Jets and Prop Planes

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SALISBURY, Md.- Piedmont Airlines, which operates out of the Salisbury-Wicomico-Ocean City Airport, currently has a fleet of 26 jets adding two a month until it retires its entire turbo prop fleet in the middle of 2018. Below is the difference between Piedmont's turboprop planes and its jets:

Dash 8 – 100 (turboprop that flies to Philadelphia)

Manufacturer: Bombardier

Seats: 37

Cargo capacity: 2,000 lbs

Fuel capacity: 846 usg

Overall length: 73 feet

Wing span: 85 feet

Cruise speed: 305 mph

Range (full passengers): 805 miles

Maximum altitude: 25,000 feet

E145 (jet that will now fly to Philadelphia)

Manufacturer: Embraer

Seats: 50

Cargo capacity: 2646 lbs

Fuel capacity: 1667 usg

Overall length: 98 ft.

Wing span: 66 feet

Cruise speed: 593 mph

Range (full passengers): 1500

Maximum altitude: 37,000

 

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