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ATR 72-600

Training Boost at ATR

ATR has received certification from EASA for its new ATR 72-600 full flight simulator (FFS). Manufactured by CAE, the simulator, which is located at the Franco-Italian company’s Toulouse headquarters, will enable customers and operators to have 5,000 additional training hours

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ATR Goes Big in Japan

ATR is celebrating the placement of its first ATR 72-600 in Japan.  The 70-seat aircraft is expected to join Japan Airlines subsidiary Japan Air Commuter (JAC) before the end of the year and is a conversion from the carrier’s existing

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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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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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