Along with two other ATR 42-500s yet to be delivered, the aircraft delivered on October 11 will enable the airline to develop public-service routes across the country. With its new ATR 42-500s TAME will bring air connections to remote areas of Ecuador, while feeding main national airports at Quito and Guayaquil.

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Ecuador’s national flag carrier TAME has signed a contract to order three new ATR 42-500 regional turboprop airliners, in a deal which ATR values at $54 million.

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Russia ’s Taimyr Airlines (which does business as NordStar Airlines) has taken delivery of its first ATR 42-500 turboprop regional airliner from a firm order for four aircraft and three options that NordStar placed in 2010.

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