Maldivian orders two firm ATR 42-600s. Since the start of 2023, the Franco-Italian manufacturer will have garnered 26 firm sales and four options and is no longer far from the 30 mark.
Two more ATR 42-600s for Maldivian
Maldivian has a firm order for two additional ATR 42-600s which will complete the renewal of the fleet which still includes older generation turboprops. The airline already has two ATR 72-600s and one ATR 42-600. All are equipped with the Pratt & Whitney PW127XT which allows a further reduction in fuel consumption (3% better compared to the previous version).
Towards 30 firm sales in 2023
With this new order, ATR is moving towards 30 firm sales for the entire year. The manufacturer has now garnered 26 firm sales since the start of 2023, plus four options. In addition to the 22 sales and 2 options unveiled at the last Paris Air Show, there were 2 additional ATR 72-600s acquired by Air New Zealand and accompanied by 2 options.
ATR deliveries are also increasing
Another positive sign of a regional air transport market which is regaining strength, ATR plans to deliver 40 new aircraft in 2023 after having delivered 25 new aircraft and 11 used aircraft in 2022. The manufacturer is counting on 50 deliveries in 2024 and is aiming an ambitious target of 80 annual deliveries from 2026.