ATR 42-600

ATR 42 to Bhutan

Drukair – Royal Bhutan Airlines has taken delivery of a 40-seat ATR 42-600, A5-JNW (c/n 1412). The turboprop is to be used on the airline’s domestic and international routes. It is the second ATR aircraft to be acquired by the

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Short Take-off ATR 42 Announced

ATR has launched a short take-off and landing (STOL) variant of its 46-seat turboprop. The ATR 42-600S offers improved performance, with the manufacturer stating that the aircraft can operate from “runways as short as 800m with 40 passengers on board

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ATR on the Up

Aurigny is set to replace its ATR 72-500 fleet with new-build examples after signing a letter of intent with the Franco-Italian turboprop manufacturer. The three incoming ATR 72-600s, which are subject to approval by the States of Guernsey, will be

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ATR makes US Comeback

Silver Airways is set to become the first US operator of ATR’s -600 series after firming up a deal with the European manufacturer for the acquisition of 20 new turboprops. Under the terms of the order, announced on January 22,

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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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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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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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Collision in Indonesia

A Batik Air Boeing 737-800 was in collision with an empty TransNusa Air Services ATR 42-600 during its take-off run at Jakarta/Halim Perdanakusuma Airport on April 3.  Both aircraft caught fire and were severely damaged.  The 737-800, PK-LBS (c/n 39827)

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