NAC, a regional aircraft leasing specialist, has
signed a Letter of Intent for 35 firm ATR -600s, with options for
a further 35 and purchase rights for another 35.
Deliveries of the initial 35 aircraft will
begin in 2020 and run up to 2025.
This new deal cements a longstanding
collaboration between NAC and ATR. Since 2010, over 100 speculative ATR aircraft orders were turned into deliveries to
NAC Chairman, Martin Møller, said, “To plan for
a successful future, it is vital for us to invest in the very best
technology, so that we can offer flexible and efficient solutions
to our clients. The ATR72-600, with a significant fuel burn
advantage drives lower costs and emissions making it the optimal
choice for many of our clients. Aviation is moving towards a sustainable future and with this 100+ aircraft deal, we are making
a strategic decision to ensure that airlines can lease and operate
the most modern and eco-responsible regional aircraft available in
Stefano Bortoli, Chief Executive
Officer of ATR, added, “To receive this order
from the leading lessor in our segment, validates the value
creation and quality of our product and its sustainable
credentials and shows the efficiency of turboprop technology going
forward. This deal clearly shows where the trend in regional
aircraft is going.”
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