Ecuadorian carrier TAME has taken delivery of the first ATR 42-500 to operate in the South American nation. The aircraft is one of three ordered in 2010 in a deal valued at $54 million. “The ATR 42-500s are optimally suited for the type of public service routes we want to develop in Ecuador, as they provide the lowest operating and maintenance costs, and feature optimal performance in hot-and-high environments and short runways,” says TAME CEO General Gustavo. Filippo Bagnato, ATR’s ...

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