It took just the first two days of the Singapore
Airshow, for the European turboprop manufacturer ATR to boost its
order book by 48 aircraft, including 28 firm orders.
nearly US$1.2 billion, the contracts continue the success seen
in 2013, a year which ATR ended with a total of 195 aircraft sold (89
firm orders and 106 options).
During the airshow, ATR
announced a contract for 40 ATR
72-600s (including 20 firm orders) from the UAE leasing company
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, and a contract with the Spanish
Binter Canarias for the confirmed purchase of six ATR
ATR's Chief Executive Officer, Filippo Bagnato.
The order placed by the UAE lessor DAE allows ATR to
welcome a new client to its portfolio, and highlights the
attractiveness of ATR to leasing companies.
Meanwhile, the order
from Binter Canarias symbolizes the renewal of confidence from an operator with a long-standing commitment to the
ATR family of aircraft. Binter Canarias first introduced an ATR to
their fleet in 1989, and currently operates a fleet of 18 ATR aircraft.
On the occasion of the airshow, the signing with the
Bangkok Airways formalized the identity of the purchaser
of eight ATR 72-600 aircraft (including 6 firm orders) which had
been undisclosed at the presentation of annual results for 2013.
Filippo Bagnato, Chief Executive Officer of ATR said that he
was "very satisfied with ATR's commercial results after the Singapore airshow. This quantity of orders, just 45 days after the
beginning of the year, puts us on the right track for achieving
our 2014 business objectives. We are very pleased to see that the
ATR '-600' series has consolidated its position as the principal
reference in the field of regional aviation. Whether it is for
developing new networks, updating fleets to current tastes and
cutting edge technology, or allowing lessors to develop their
regional portfolio, the ATR '-600' series responds perfectly all
of these demands. These new sales, just one and a half months into
the year, are the best proof of this."
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Passenger capacity: 68 to
74 seats Engines: Pratt & Whitney 127M Maximum takeoff
power: 2,750 horsepower per engine Maximum takeoff weight:
23,000 kgs Maximum load: 7,500 kgs Maximum flight range when
fully loaded: 900 nautical miles (1,665 kms)