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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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Additional ATRs for Aeromar

Mexican regional carrier Aeromar has signed a firm purchase order for eight ATR turboprops. The deal consists of six ATR 72-600s and a pair of ATR 42-600s, with the former configured with 72 seats and the latter capable of carrying 48

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More ATRs for PNG Air

Papua New Guinea-based carrier PNG Air has agreed a deal for five additional ATR 72-600s.  The $134m order represents a partial conversion of the 14 outstanding options the carrier agreed in 2014 alongside a firm commitment for six examples. The

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ATR Expands at Toulouse/Francazal Airport

Franco-Italian turboprop manufacturer ATR is expanding the use of Toulouse/Francazal airport, located to the south west of the city, with the creation of a fully accredited maintenance facility.  It was officially opened on July 4, following approval and certification by

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ATRs in the Yukon

Canadian carrier Air North welcomed its first of two ATR 42-300 turboprops to its Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport base in the Yukon on June 1. It arrived as C-FTJB (c/n 119) and will be re-registered C-FGVF before entering service

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First ATR for Sunrise

Sunrise Airways has taken delivery of its first ATR 42-320, OY-CIU (c/n 112).  The aircraft will be used to expand the company’s network in the western Caribbean.  Operations began in early March between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and destinations in Cuba including

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ATR Resumes Clean Sky’s Campaign

ATR has launched the second phase of test flights under the European Union’s Clean Sky Joint Undertaking (CS JU) programme.  The latest ‘all electrical aircraft’ (AEA) flights follow the first ‘green’ flying demonstration carried out last July using a prototype

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ATR Success in Singapore

Singapore-based aircraft lessor Aviation PLC has signed a firm order for five ATR 72-600s.  The deal, which is valued at $130 million, was announced on the opening day of the biennial Singapore Air Show (February 16-21). This latest acquisition brings

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Iran Air Joins the ATR Club

Iran Air has signed a purchase agreement with Franco-Italian manufacturer ATR for up to 40 turboprop aircraft. The deal – valued at €1 billion – consists of a firm order for 20 ATR 72-600s plus 20 options.  It follows commercial

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ALC Sells its ATR Fleet

LOS ANGELES-BASED Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has sold its 25 strong ATR fleet to Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest turboprop lessor.  The company anticipates that the majority of aircraft will transferred to NAC during the first half of

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