Short haul airliners used by airlines and regional airlines

Regional airliners Small (Regional) short haul airliners typically seat fewer than 100 passengers and may be powered by turbofans or turboprops. Direktflyg Jetstream 32 at Kristiansund Airport, Kvernberget These airliners, although smaller than aircraft operated by most major carriers, legacy carriers, or flag carriers, frequently serve customers who expect service similar to that offered by the larger airlines with their longer-ranged, larger airliners. Therefore, these short-haul airliners are usually equipped with lavatories, stand up cabins, pressurization, overhead storage bins, reclining seats, and have a flight attendant to look after the in-flight needs of the passengers during point-to-point or routes. Because these aircraft are frequently operated by smaller airlines that are contracted to provide ("feed") passengers from smaller cities to hub airports (and reverse) for a "major" or "flag" carrier, regional airliners may be painted in the liveries of the major airline for whom they provide this "feeder" service. (See below) Passenger aircraft used for short-haul flights have become increasingly known as regional aircraft and regional airliners. Additionally, the initial development of short-haul jet airliners were a source of national pride, for this was one market the rest of the developed world could still have hope of succeeding within, as the long-range jetliner market was all but completely dominated by the Am

ricans after the British de Havilland Comet lost its initial advantage.[citation needed] In the past, short-haul aircraft were often part of "mainline" airline fleets. Increasingly, the "short haul/short range" flying operations conducted by short-haul "regional" aircraft are being outsourced (or sub-contracted)[1] by flag carriers, mainline carriers, and legacy carriers; to separately- but similarly-managed regional airlines. The Boeing Model 247 was an early United States airliner, considered the first such aircraft to fully incorporate[2][3] advances such as all-metal (anodized aluminum) semi-monocoque construction, a fully cantilevered wing and retractable landing gear. Other advanced features included control surface trim tabs, an autopilot and deicing boots for the wings and tailplane.[4] "Ordered off the drawing board",[5] the 247 first flew on February 8, 1933, and entered service later that year. Subsequently, development in airliner design saw engines and airframes becoming larger, and four-engine designs emerged, but no significant changes to this basic formula appeared until cabin pressurization and high altitude flight were introduced in the early 1940s with the first pressurized airliner, the 307 Stratoliner.[5] The Curtiss T-32 Condor II was a 1930s American biplane airliner and bomber aircraft built by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. It was used by the United States Army Air Corps as an executive transport.