Malaysian Airlines’ (MAS) turboprop carrier Firefly has no plans to purchase additional ATR 72s in the next couple of years, but is interested in ordering the new-generation turboprop (NGTP) the European manufacturer is developing. Firefly CEO Ignatius Ong says MAS executives have been talking to ATR about the 90- to 100-seat NGTP and are interested in the 30% capacity increase on the ATR 72-500 and projected 20-30% lower fuel burn per available seat kilometer (ASK). ATR also tells ...
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