Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has taken
delivery of its first ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft.
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy, ALC agreed in 2010 and 2011 to purchase 12
ATR 72-600s, with options for 8 additional ATR 72-600s.
Brazil’s TRIP Linhas Aéreas, one of the leading
carriers in South American regional aviation, will operate this
and the next five ATR 72-600s delivered to ALC. This will enable
the expansion of its domestic network to new destinations, as well
as adding capacity and more frequent routes in growing markets.
“We began this partnership with Air Lease Corporation more
than a year ago and we are thrilled to see it come to fruition
with this delivery of their first ATR 72-600,” said ATR CEO Filippo Bagnato. “Air Lease is a very well-respected leasing
company and we are honored to fulfill a need with our 600 series
which provides a good investment for the lessor, cost-savings to
the airlines, and comfortable in-flight experience for their
passengers. We are also pleased to contribute to the expansion of
TRIP in Brazil’s very dynamic regional market.”
During the July 2010 Farnborough
International Air Show, ALC became the first U.S. lessor to
purchase new ATRs with its order for 10 new ATR 72-600s, along
with options for an additional 10. ALC converted 2 of the options
into firm orders in September 2011.
Passenger capacity: 68-74 seats
Pratt & Whitney 127M
Maximum power at take-off: 2,750
horse power per engine
Maximum weight at take-off: 23,000
Maximum load: 7,500 kgs
Maximum range with full
passenger load: 899 nautical miles (1,665 kms)
(1-hour flight): 2.5 kgs/passenger/100 kms
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