Tag: ATR

Overland Airways ATR 72 Bursts into Flames at the Airport

The ATR 72-202, belonging to Overland Airways, suffered a substantial damage after a fire erupted while the aircraft was undergoing maintenance at Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria, on Friday. The accident occurred before the maintenance hangars near the airport terminal, where the machine was just plugged into an external power source. The fire broke outside, […]

ATR Delivers Its 1,000th ATR 72 Regional Aircraft

ATR achieved an important milestone with the delivery of its 1,000th ATR 72. The aircraft took to the sky in the colours of leading Indian domestic carrier, IndiGo. This delivery consolidates the ATR 72 as an outstanding commercial success and a benchmark in the regional aviation market. With continuous innovation at the heart of ATR, […]

EWA Air Signs Commitment For Two ATR 72-600s

Mayotte-based carrier EWA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of two ATR 72-600s. The latest-generation turboprops will replace and upgrade their two currently leased ATR 72-500s. The airline, a subsidiary of Air Austral, has been an ATR operator since its launch in 2013 and uses its aircraft to connect Mayotte with destinations […]

ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator in Toulouse Receives EASA Certification

ATR, the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer, has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its new ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) based at its headquarters in Toulouse. This new simulator is now open for reservations. Manufactured by CAE, it will enable ATR to provide its customers and operators with some 5,000 […]

ATR Sees Demand for 3,000 New Turboprops Over the Next 20 Years

Plane manufacturer ATR, the equal-partnership joint venture between France’s Airbus and Italy’s Leonardo, has announced its projections for the future demand of its turboprop commercial aircraft. At a value in excess of US$80 billion, the projected demand exceeds 3,000 new turboprop planes over the next twenty years. The expected demand for turboprops confirms their healthy […]

Aviation – a Hive of Activity for Aircraft Manufacturers

A booming aviation market, demand for air travel increasing at an annual average rate of more than 5% per year, dozens of new airlines, all these are fertilising the growth of the industry as never before. But, obviously, the growth of any of the industries could not be maintained without a sufficient number of aircraft […]

ATR Hopes to Continue Iranian Business

Regional turboprop manufacturer ATR is hopeful that worsening relations between the US administration and Iran will not hinder its business relationship with Tehran. ATR delivered eight aircraft to Iran Air in 2017 and plans to deliver a further 12 by the end of this year, as part of Iran’s effort to replace its antiquated civil […]

ATR Triples Firm Orders in 2017

Turboprop maker ATR says it more than tripled the number of firm orders in calendar 2017 as it broadened its global footprint around the world. The company said it secured firm orders for 113 aircraft in the 12 months to December 31 2017, up from 36 firm orders in the prior corresponding period. “In 2017, […]

Iran Air Takes Delivery of Two More ATR-72s

Iran Air has received two more of the 20 ATR-72s it ordered last year. The seventh and eighth aircraft arrived at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport on New Year’s Eve.  Iran Air, the country’s flag carrier, signed the contract with the Franco-Italian joint venture back in April 2017 to purchase the 20 ATR 72-600 planes valued at […]

FedEx to Buy Up to 50 Planes from ATR to Upgrade Feeder Fleet

FedEx Express has placed a firm order for 30 new ATR freighter turboprops, with options for a further 20 aircraft. The global transport company has ordered the ATR 72-600F that will be delivered from the factory in a freighter configuration featuring a windowless fuselage, a forward large cargo door and a rear upper hinged cargo […]