Thai carrier Nok Air is close to signing a deal to lease five ATR 72 turboprops, and is also negotiating a deal for Lufthansa Technik to conduct heavy maintenance checks on these and other new fleet additions in Bangkok. The timing of the lease-signing for the ATR 72-500s depends on reaching an MRO agreement with Lufthansa Technik, Nok CEO Patee Sarasin tells Aviation Week on the sidelines of the Aviation Outlook Australia Pacific conference in Sydney. Lufthansa Technik would handle ...


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