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Myanma Airways Orders 6 ATR 72-600s

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Myanmar's state-owned national airline Myanma Airways, soon to be named Myanmar National Airlines, has signed a deal with ATR for 6 new generation ATR 72-600s with options for 6 additional aircraft.

The acquisition of these new ATRs forms part of the carrier's ambitious strategy to expand its global footprint to establish Myanma Airways (Myanmar National Airlines) as a major carrier in the region.

In parallel with the new order, following the company's dynamic development efforts, ATR will assist Myanma Airways (Myanmar National Airlines) to enhance its maintenance capabilities through the set-up of a modern MRO in Yangon meeting the highest international standards.

The new airplanes are scheduled for delivery in 2015 through to 2017. The new ATR 72-600s will complete and gradually replace the existing ATR fleet, boosting the airline services considerably by opening new routes, increasing flight frequencies to existing routes and offering the highest level of comfort to Myanma Airways (Myanmar National Airlines) customers.

Myanma Airways (Myanmar National Airlines) Managing Director, Mr. Than Tun, said,  The decision to continue with ATR for our short haul operations underpins the Myanma Airways (Myanmar National Airlines) long term strategy to build up not only a fleet of the world's most fuel efficient and reliable aircraft but also MRO station in Yangon International Airport. The ATR -600 series family's outstanding operational efficiency and comfort make it the right choice for Myanmar National Airways. These new generation airliners match perfectly Myanmar's market.

Patrick de Castelbajac, ATR Chief Executive Officer, added, We are delighted to be supporting Myanma Airways (Myanmar National Airlines) in this period of growth for both the country and the airline. The newly acquired ATRs will to pave the way for Myanmar National Airlines to have the most modern and fuel-efficient fleet, helping to reduce its operating and fuel costs and deliver state-of-the-art amenities to its customers, while maximizing financial flexibility for the company.

ATR 72-600

Passenger capacity: 68-74 seats
Engines: Pratt & Whitney 127M
Maximum power at take-off: 2,750 horse power per engine
Maximum weight at take-off: 23,000 Kg
Maximum load: 7,500 Kg
Maximum range with full passenger load: 900 nautical miles (1,665 Km)

See also: HD Videos from the Singapore Airshow 2010, HD Videos from Asian Aerospace 2011, HD Videos from Singapore Airshow 2012, HD Videos from Farnborough 2012 and HD Videos from Singapore Airshow 2014

Myanma Airways, Myanmar, ATR, 72-600

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