The aircraft will be operated by Brazilian carrier TRIP.
U.S.-based lessor, Air Lease Corporation (ALC) agreed to purchase 12 ATR 72-600's in 2010 and 2011, with options for 8 additional aircraft.
Brazilian carrier TRIP Linhas Aéreas will operate the first six ATR 72-600's delivered to ALC. The aircraft will be used for route expansion on its domestic network.
We began this partnership with Air Lease Corporation more than a year ago and we are thrilled to see it come to fruition with today's delivery of their first ATR 72-600, said ATR CEO Filippo Bagnato. Air Lease is a very well-respected leasing company and we are honored to fulfill a need with our 600 series which provides a good investment for the lessor, cost-savings to the airlines, and comfortable in-flight experience for their passengers. We are also pleased to contribute to the expansion of TRIP in Brazil's very dynamic regional market.
During the July 2010 Farnborough International Air Show, ALC became the first U.S. lessor to purchase new ATRs with its order for 10 new ATR 72-600's, along with options for an additional 10. ALC converted two of the options into firm orders in September 2011.