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CCM Airlines orders 6 new ATR 72-500 aircraft

Travel News Asia 15 June 2005

CCM Airlines, a Corsican regional airline, has signed a contract for 6 new ATR 72-500 aircraft. With this order unveiled Tuesday at the Paris Air Show, the airline will renew its fleet of ATR 72-200s with the new generation ATR's.

The total value of the contract is over US $100M.

These ATR 72-500s will be the first ATR 72 aircraft of the 500 series new generation to be operated in the frame of a partnership between Air France-KLM and CCM Airlines. They will fly essentially to Marseilles, Nice and Lyons from four Corsican airports.

Pierre-Philippe Ceccaldi, Chairman of CCM Airlines said, I am very pleased to integrate these ATR 72-500 aircraft into our fleet, that will provide our customers with a higher level of service on board and particularly in terms of comfort. This new contract evidences our satisfaction in the day-to-day operations with ATR aircraft and demonstrates our willingness to build further upon our 15-year experience with ATR.

The six aircraft are scheduled to be delivered starting in late 2005 through mid-2007. The 70-seat ATR 72-500 aircraft will be equipped with the newest technological innovations in the field of communications and navigation aid tools: Aircraft Communication Addressing & Reporting System (ACARS) and Multi-Purpose Computer (MPC).

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