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ATR 72-600

IndiGo Receives First Turboprop

India’s largest airline by market share, IndiGo, has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-600.  The aircraft, VH-IYA (c/n 1457), was handed over to the carrier on November 17 and is the first of 50 turboprops it ordered earlier this

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Eastern Airways Welcomes Maiden ATR

Eastern Airways has taken delivery of its maiden ATR 72-600 turboprop, G-IACY (c/n 1448).  The aircraft was delivered to the UK regional carrier on September 8 and is leased from Nordic Aviation Capital, with a second airframe (c/n 1482) to

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North American Breakthrough for ATR

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Silver Airways is set to become the North American launch customer for the ATR -600 series turboprop, after agreeing a $1.1bn deal for up to 50 aircraft. The two parties signed a letter of intent (LOI) on

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ATR Success in Taiwan

Mandarin Airlines, China Airlines’ regional subsidiary, is set to become a new ATR operator after placing a firm order for six ATR 72-600s. The $160m deal, signed in Toulouse on July 19, also includes ATR providing engineering and technical support

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Iran Air Takes Delivery of ATRs

Flag carrier Iran Air has taken delivery of four ATR 72-600s, the first airframes from a firm contract for 20.  Deliveries of the aircraft will continue until 2018, with the deal providing Iran Air with options on a further 20

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IndiGo Opts for ATR

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has signed a term sheet for 50 ATR 72-600 turboprops in a deal valued at more than $1.3bn at list prices. The manufacturer says the carrier retains the flexibility to reduce the number of aircraft based

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Iran Air Fleet Progress

Flag carrier Iran Air has signed a contract for 20 ATR 72-600 turboprops, Iran’s Deputy Minister in International Affairs, Asghar Fakhrieh-Kashan, announced on April 10. Fakhrieh-Kashan said that four of the aircraft will be delivered to Iran Air within the

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Maiden ATR Biofuel Flight

Swedish carrier BRA, formerly Braathens Regional, has performed the world’s first biofuel-powered flight of an ATR turboprop aircraft.  The scheduled service from Stockholm/Bromma to Umeå on February 1, was fuelled with a 45% mix of fossil-free used cooking oil. Christian

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NAC Acquires ATRs from ALC

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has acquired 25 ATR turboprops from Air Lease Corporation. The deal includes 23 ATR 72-600s and two ATR 42-600s, which are currently leased to nine airlines. “We are delighted to have completed this transaction with ALC. 

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Avianca Argentina Opts for ATRs

Synergy Aerospace has ordered 12 ATR 72-600s for operation by its new Argentinean subsidiary Avian Líneas Aéreas.  The airline will be branded Avianca Argentina under a license agreement.  Synergy has opted to configure the turboprops with 72 seats and expects

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