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Iran Air Receives Vital Spares

Franco-Italian turboprop manufacturer ATR has received authorisation from the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in April to supply vital spare parts to the Iranian flag carrier to keep its fleet of 13 ATR 72-600s airworthy. The news that

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Consolidation in Canada Continues

First Air and Canadian North have completed a merger transaction which paves the way for further consolidation within the Canadian commercial aviation market. The respective owners of the two carriers, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and Makivik Corporation issued a joint statement

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TAROM Orders Nine ATR 72-600s

TAROM has agreed to take nine ATR 72-600s on lease from Nordic Aviation Capital. The new aircraft are to replace seven ATR 42-500s and a pair of ATR 72-500s, enabling the Romanian carrier to offer an additional 330,000 seats annually.

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ATR Secures Major Orders

At this week’s 53rd International Paris Air Show, Franco/Italian turboprop manufacturer, ATR secured 75 new orders including commitments for its new ATR 42-600S – the Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) variant. These latest contracts are valued at $1.7bn, with

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Major Expansion for Air Botswana

Air Botswana is set to improve domestic connectivity and boost its expansion within the wider region. The carrier will introduce connections from Francistown to both Kasane and Maun within the country, as well as recommencing direct flights between Gaborone/Sir Seretse

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Caribbean Airlines Go MAX

Caribbean Airlines has signed a deal with Boeing to replace its current 737-800 fleet with the 12 737 MAX 8 aircraft “over the coming years”. The flag carrier of Trinidad and Tobago has operated previous generation 737s since 2007 and currently

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ATR and Air New Zealand to Explore Hybrids

Toulouse-based manufacturer ATR, and Air New Zealand have signed an agreement to explore the role of new propulsion technologies and “the future of the regional aircraft ecosystem” including hybrid aircraft. Under the partnership, the two firms will investigate the development

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First ATR 72-600 for Air Botswana

Air Botswana has accepted delivery of its newest ATR aircraft, A2-ABK (c/n 1433), as the airline continues efforts to bolster its fleet. The arrival follows an order placed for two ATR 72-600s in July, with the second example due to

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Finnair to Introduce Premium Economy

Finnair has confirmed it will be introducing a new premium economy cabin on its long-haul services. The Helsinki-based firm says the new cabin will feature “highly customised designs” and “provide customers with increased space and comfort along with an enhanced

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ATR 72 Makes Japanese Debut

Japan Air Commuter (JAC) has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-600, JA06JC (c/n 1524), the first of its type in Japan. This follows a conversion of one of its orders of an ATR 42-600 to the larger 72 version. The

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