The European turboprop manufacturer ATR and
Russia’s NordStar Airlines, have agreed the purchase of up to 7 ATR
42-600s (5 firm aircraft and 2 options).
The total value of all
these airplanes is estimated at some US$ 132 million.
In September, NordStar ordered 2
firm ATR 42-600s plus 2 options, this has now been increased with
the 3 additional firm aircraft and follows an order in 2010 for
4 firm 42-500s plus 3 options.
NordStar Airlines will become the very first
operator of new ATR ‘-600 series’ aircraft in the Russian
Federation. NordStar already operates 4 ATR 42-500. With the
introduction of the 5 firm ATR 42-600s, NordStar will bring to 9
aircraft its brand new fleet of ATRs.
on the signature of the contract, Kirrill Buryy, General Director
of NordStar Airlines, said, “We have been operating 4 new ATR
42-500s since May 2011 and the aircraft have fully met our
expectations in the difficult operating environment of Krasnoyarsk
Region and Russia’s Far North. They have become very popular among
our passengers. With the arrival of the new ATR 42-600s, we will
further expand our travel offer, with new routes and additional
frequencies within the Krasnoyarsk region. The new ATR -600s ‘Armonia’
cabin will also provide our passengers with even higher standards
of comfort, including new slim seats, additional legroom and
larger overhead bins.”
Passenger capacity: 46-50 seats
Engines: Pratt &
Maximum power at take-off: 2,160 horse power
Maximum weight at take-off: 18,600 kgs
Maximum load: 5,500 kgs
Maximum range with full passenger
load: 801 nautical miles (1,483 kms)
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