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Air Algerie Orders 3 New ATR 72-600s

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Air Algerie has signed a purchase agreement for 3 new ATR 72-600s, valued at $74.1 million at current list price.

The entry into service is expected from end 2014 through 2015.

When delivered, the 68 seat new-comers will join an existing ATR fleet at the airline that currently includes 12 ATR 72-500s flying primarily on domestic and short regional routes.

The new order will take Air Algerie's ATR fleet to 15 ATR 72s consolidating its position of the largest ATR operator on the African continent.

Mohamed Salah Boultif, Chief Executive Officer of Air Algerie, said, We plan to operate the ATR 72-600 to its maximum potential an aircraft that offers high level of operational efficiency and product competitiveness, while allowing Air Algerie to develop new business opportunities. In addition to improving profitability with advanced aircraft, we always aim to deliver unparalleled services to customers with the latest cabin and steady expansion of our route network.

ATR 72-600

Passenger capacity: 68 to 74 seats
Engines: Pratt & Whitney 127M
Maximum takeoff power: 2,750 horsepower per engine
Maximum takeoff weight: 23,000 kg
Maximum load: 7,500 kg
Maximum flight range when fully loaded: 900 nautical miles (1,665 km)

Air Algerie, ATR

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