The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the ATR 72-500 for unpaved runways, boosting the European aircraft maker’s efforts to sell it in the developing world. The older -200 model already had EASA approval for this, but now the regulator has granted approval for the -500 to also serve unpaved runways, says ATR Eastern Support President Laurent Negre. The impetus behind ATR’s move to apply for this approval came from Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea-based Airlines PNG, ...

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