InterSky will introduce the first of the 70-seat ATR 72-600s in December, with the second one following in March 2013. These aircraft will become the first ATR aircraft to be operated by an Austrian carrier.

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On July 11, regional airliner-manufacturer ATR announced orders at the Farnborough International Airshow 2012 for 13 of the Toulouse-based manufacturer’s 600-series turboprop airliners.

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At the delivery ceremony for the first of four ATR 72-600s leased from Air Lease Corporation, Passaredo revealed it had ordered 10 more ATR 72-600s directly from ATR and had taken options on 10 more. In addition to its ATR 72-600s, Passaredo will also take two leased ATR 72-500s this year.

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The delivery of the 1,000th aircraft, which is configured for 72 passengers and is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M turboprop engines, took place at ATR’s assembly line in Toulouse in an event attended by many aerospace-industry leaders.

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Once the aircraft are delivered, Wings Air will become the largest operator of ATR aircraft in the world, with a total fleet of 60 aircraft – 20 ATR 72-500s and 40 ATR 72-600s.

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Regional-turboprop manufacturer ATR values the deal at $98 million. Delivery of the 50-seat ATR 42-600s will start in late 2012. The 68-seat ATR 72-600 will be delivered in 2014.

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Singapore-based leasing company Avation PLC has ordered five more ATR 72-600 regional turboprops for Australia’s Skywest Airlines, which will operate the aircraft on a range of Australian domestic routes on behalf of Virgin Australia.

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Port-of-Spain-based Caribbean Airlines, which becomes one of the first operators of the new ATR -600 series, placed an order earlier this year for nine ATR 72-600s.

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Los Angeles-based lessor Air Lease Corporation has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-600 turboprop regional airliner, which is to be leased by Brazilian carrier TRIP Linhas Aéreas.

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Subject to a final contract being signed, manufacturer ATR Regional Aircraft values the Air New Zealand deal at more than $270 million at list prices, including the optioned aircraft. Air New Zealand will receive its first 68-seat ATR72-600 in October 2012, with deliveries continuing to 2016.

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Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras has taken delivery in Toulouse of the first ATR 72-600 regional turboprop aircraft to be delivered to a Latin American customer.

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European regional-turboprop manufacturer ATR has added two more new-order deals for its aircraft and converted a third existing commitment into a firm order, cementing a new annual ATR sales record in the process.

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Deliveries of UNI Air’s ATR 72-600s are scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2012. UNI Air will use its new ATR-600s to replace eight Bombardier Dash 8-300s now in its fleet and for service and route growth.

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Together with its existing fleet of 33 ATR turboprops, TRIP’s new deals for 18 ATR 72-600s will make it the largest operator of ATR turboprops in the world, with a fleet of 51. TRIP has also optioned 22 additional ATR 72-600s.

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Turboprop regional-aircraft manufacturer ATR has delivered the first two ATR 72-600s, celebrating the deliveries to Royal Air Maroc at ATR’s Toulouse final assembly line with a delegation from the airline.

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Australian carrier Skywest Airlines has taken delivery of the first of at least eight new ATR 72s, the aircraft becoming the first ATR 72 to operate in Australia. Skywest will operate its new ATR fleet on behalf of Virgin Australia to create a regional-airline network for the larger carrier.

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The deal was announced by regional turboprop manufacturer ATR and NAC at the Paris Airshow on June 22. Including the options, ATR values NAC’s order at ome $450 million.

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The deal represents the conversion into firm orders of 10 of the 20 options inked in the contract that Azul and European turboprop manufacturer ATR announced at the Farnborough International Airshow 2010.

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Regional-turboprop manufacturer ATR, a joint venture between EADS and Alenia Aeronautica, values the deal at approximately $680 million at list prices, assuming GECAS firms up all its options.

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