Turboprop aircraft combine the low-cost advantages of the piston
aircraft while sharing some of the performance and cabin comfort
advantages of light jets. Turbine-propeller engines power turboprops.
With average cruising speeds of more than 300 mph and an average nonstop
range above 1,000 miles, a turboprop can travel further, faster and
offer more comfort then piston aircraft. This also keeps charter costs
below those of jet aircraft. Popular for short to mid-range flights,
turboprops can access runways that are often too short for jet aircraft.
Amenities include pressurized passenger cabins for added comfort,
safety and performance and a semi-private or a fully private enclosed
lavatory. Baggage capacity is limited.