Silver Airways has launched its first ATR -600
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 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
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.”