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Brazil’s TRIP Takes Delivery of 900th ATR Aircraft

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ATR has delivered its 900th aircraft, an ATR 72-500, to Brazilian airline TRIP Linhas Aéreas.

The 68-seat aircraft brings to 30 the total fleet of ATRs of the airline. TRIP is the second-largest ATR operator in the world and the largest regional operator in Latin America, with flights over more than 70 destinations in Brazil.

This new ATR 72-500 joins TRIP’s existing fleet of 14 ATR 72s and 15 ATR 42s. Before the end of 2010 TRIP will take delivery of 3 additional ATRs.

“I’m delighted to receive our 30th ATR aircraft and to continue our close links with ATR,” said José Mario Caprioli dos Santos, Chief Executive Officer of TRIP. “Over the past 11 years ATRs have proved their worth in our regional operations. We particularly value their environmental friendliness, passenger comfort, together with their fuel efficiency and low operating costs, reliability and strong short-runway performance. Our ATR turboprops are enabling us to cover the largest regional network in our country and to meet the demand of a large range of markets. With our new aircraft, we will also be able to further expand our network and add frequencies.”

Filippo Bagnato, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, added, “With its population of over 180 million and rapid economic development, Brazil is bringing us strong opportunities to further introduce our aircraft in the region. We have today more than 100 ATRs flying in Latin America. Their ability to link main towns and remote areas, their unrivalled operating and maintenance costs, as well as their high standards of comfort are contributing to consolidate our success among the operators of the continent.”

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