Silver Airways will expand its route network within Florida this spring by launching daily scheduled services on April 15 connecting Gainesville Regional Airport with Orlando International Airport and Tampa International Airport.

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Horizon Air is the largest operator of Bombardier Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft in the Americas, with 48 aircraft in service today. Based on the list price for the Q400 NextGen airliner, Bombardier Aerospace values the new order at approximately US$60 million.

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Two of the five fast-turboprop aircraft will be operated by Ethiopian Airlines and three by its affiliate, ASKY Airlines of Togo. The order announced on February 16 will increase the number of Bombardier Q400 NextGen airliners purchased by Ethiopian Airlines to 13.

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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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Silver Airways Corp unveils its new brand and logo at a launch event in Fort Lauderdale on the afternoon of December 15. The new name and branding become effective immediately, as Silver Airways welcomes the first of six recently purchased Saab 340Bplus turboprops to its fleet.

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Cairo-based PAS’ Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen will be the first Bombardier CRJ Series aircraft to operate in Egypt.

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Russia’s NordStar Airlines has added firm orders for another three aircraft to its earlier order for two ATR 42-600s, increasing its firm order to five aircraft while keeping previously taken options on an additional two ATR 42-600s.

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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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If finalized, the six-aircraft transaction will be the first order for the Bombardier CRJ900 in China. It includes options on an additional five CRJ900 NextGen regional jets.

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Fort Lauderdale-based Gulfstream International Airlines will deploy all six Saab 340Bplus turboprops on its intra-Florida and Florida-Bahamas routes, replacing smaller, 19-seat Beech 1900D aircraft.

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The inaugural flight of Virgin Australia’s first turboprop – and Australia ’s first ATR 72 – was also the airline’s first flight from Brisbane to the regional industrial city of Gladstone in Queensland. Virgin Australia flight DJ1711 departed Brisbane at 10.30 a.m. local time on October 17.

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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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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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Embraer values the order at $226 million at list price. Deliveries of the five Embraer 195s to Air Dolomiti are scheduled to begin in the second half of 2012.

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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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A firm order from an undisclosed customer for four Q400 NextGen high-speed turboprop airliners announced on August 16 was placed by Luxair. The transaction also included options for Luxair on an additional four Q400 NextGen aircraft.

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Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet has taken delivery of the first two of 15 Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop regional airliners it ordered in December 2010.

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