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Could an executive configured ATR 42-600 get 2000nm range?

You could get a little closer with an ATR 42-600F conversion. What you must do is figure how much the customized interior with passengers and luggage will weigh, the rest is fuel. More weight could be ...
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Could an executive configured ATR 42-600 get 2000nm range?

No, it wouldn't be possible as the airplane cannot carry that much weight. The ATR 42-600 has a maximum take-off weight of 18,600kg, and an empty weight of 11,550kg, so its maximum load is about ...
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How come a turboprop can't reach speeds as high as a turbofan?

The attributes of the incoming air for combustion matter less than how the thrust is generated. Many turbofans operate past Mach 1, but a turboprop's thrust comes practically entirely from the ...
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Why does the torque curve of free shaft gas turbines keep gradually dropping as RPMs increase?

Let's start with this example: Start up the turbine with no load connected to the shaft, then advance the fuel flow rate to the maximum allowable value. The output shaft will achieve some (very high) ...
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