Abeloan Irish turboprop leasing company, and theFranco-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR signed a memorandum of understanding for a firm order for 10 ATR 72-600with options for 10 additional aircraft, at the Dubai Air Show.
This contract is in addition to a first order from Abelo placed in July 2022 for 10 ATR 72-600 and 10 ATR 42-600S (the short takeoff and landing version). While the Irish lessor, based in Dublin, will take delivery of its very first new ATR before the end of the year as part of the order placed in 2022, deliveries of these additional turboprops will take place between 2026 and 2028.
“ In ATR, we found the ideal solution to support Abelo’s mission to connect communities and businesses in a cost-effective and responsible way. Our goal is to enable the transition from older generation aircraft to the latest, low-emission technologies, and ATR turboprops are the ideal platform to achieve this goal. We have already placed the first new aircraft with operators, and are convinced that this new investment will boost our portfolio and contribute to the success of our partner airlines seeking exceptional performance, reduced emissions and an optimal passenger experience said Steve Gorman, CEO of Abelo.