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ATR 72-500 Certified for Canada

Transport Canada has issued a type certificate for the ATR 72-500 that will enable Canadian airlines to operate the larger version of the turboprop. Today, around 40 examples of the 48-seat ATR42-500 are flying with carriers in Canada, and the

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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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ATR Wins Major FedEx Order

FedEx Express has signed a contract for the firm purchase of 30 ATR 72-600Fs plus 20 options.  The turboprops will be the first new ATRs to be delivered from the factory in freighter configuration, with the new variant equipped with

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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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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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DAE Acquires ATR Portfolio

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has purchased a portfolio of ATR 72-600s from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). This addition takes DAE’s fleet of the type to 57 while the lessor has options for a further 20 examples from the manufacturer.

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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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