Wed, 24 April 2019

Silver Airways Becomes First Airline in USA to Operate ATR -600 Series Aircraft

Silver Airways has launched its first ATR -600 scheduled flights.

Silver Airways is the first U.S. carrier to operate the ATR -600 series aircraft and has already taken delivery of three new ATR 42-600 aircraft from NAC.

The new 46-seat aircraft are allowing Silver to expand its service in the south east of the United States, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Silver Airways ATR 42-600. Click to enlarge.

Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines CEO, Steve Rossum, said, “The new ATR -600 series aircraft will be transformational for Silver Airways and is ideal for our short-haul domestic and nearby international operations. The state-of-the art aircraft allows for a safe, highly reliable and efficient fleet operation and a superior overall experience for our guests.”

Silver Airways has taken delivery of three of up to 50 new ATR -600 series aircraft, including an initial order for 20 ATR - 600 aircraft split among the 46-seat ATR 42s and the 70-seat ATR 72s.

The airline intends to take delivery and begin operating five more ATR 42-600s in 2019 and, subject to regulatory approval, plans to take delivery of at least three ATR 72-600s this year. All of the initial 20 aircraft are expected to be in service by 2020.

“We are proud to see the ATR -600 aircraft take flight in the U.S. and to introduce the most modern standards of passenger experience and regional aircraft with our valued partner Silver Airways,” said ATR Chief Executive Officer, Stefano Bortoli. “We are grateful to our friends at Silver for being our U.S. launch customer; leading what we expect to be a new wave of eco-responsible and passenger-friendly regional travel and the return of the ATRs in the U.S.”

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