New Regional Lessor Abelo Signs Provisional Deal For 10 ATR 72-600s

By Victoria Moores Jul 19, 2022
Abelo also confirmed an order for 10 short take-off and landing (STOL) ATR 42-600S.
On Location

Leonardo Aims For Broadened C-27J Airlifter’s Market Appeal

By Tony Osborne Mar 09, 2022
Leonardo hopes to broaden the customer appeal of its C-27J Spartan airlifter by offering the aircraft as a multi-role platform.
Multi-Mission Aircraft

ATR Turboprop Engine Flies On 100% SAF In Flight Test

By Thierry Dubois Feb 02, 2022
An ATR 72-600 prototype performed a series of ground and flight tests with one of its turboprop engines running on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Aircraft & Propulsion

Vietnam Airlines Mulls Cargo Wing; Eyes Jets To Replace ATRs

By Chen Chuanren Jul 15, 2021
Vietnam Airlines is considering whether to set up a dedicated air freight operation and has also decided to sell ATR 72-500s.
Airlines & Lessors

Universal Hydrogen Signs Propulsion Retrofit Deals With Regional Airlines

By Graham Warwick Jul 14, 2021
Universal Hydrogen will retrofit ATR 72 and de Havilland Canada Dash 8 regional turboprops operated by Icelandair, Air Nostrum and Ravn Alaska with hydrogen fuel-cell power trains.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Spanish Startup UEP Fly To Launch July 15

By Victoria Moores Jul 05, 2021
Spanish regional airline startup UEP Fly is planning to put tickets on sale in the coming days ahead of its launch of ATR 72-500 flights on July 15.
Airlines & Lessors

Greece’s Sky Express Receives First ATR 72-600

By Kurt Hofmann Jul 02, 2021
Sky Express said it would be able to optimize connectivity to the islands of Greece using the newer, more sustainable regional turboprop. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Establishes Support Team For Potential German P-8 Purchase

By Tony Osborne Jun 17, 2021
Boeing is teaming with Germany’s Lufthansa Technik and defense electronics company ESG to provide support for a potential German purchase of the P-8 Poseidon maritime-patrol aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: ATR Plans For Slow Rebound After Depressed Demand

By Thierry Dubois Mar 17, 2021
ATR’s earlier hopes that regional turboprops would spearhead the recovery have yet to materialize, and management now only expects a slight upturn this year on the extremely slow sales it reported for 2020.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Azul Plans Major Expansion Of Regional Operations

By Lori Ranson Dec 23, 2020
Azul is planning to expand its new regional operation as it works toward a goal of serving 200 destinations in Brazil. 
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: ATR’s New Freighter Piques Growing Interest In Air Cargo

By Thierry Dubois Dec 17, 2020
The global economic context is unfavorable for everything in aviation except maybe for one thing: the delivery of a new freighter.
Aircraft & Propulsion

FedEx Takes Delivery Of First Purpose-Built ATR Freighter

By Thierry Dubois Dec 15, 2020
FedEx Express on Dec. 15 received the first ATR 72-600F freighter, a new version ATR launched in 2017 thanks to a firm order from the delivery giant for 30 of the type.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Turkey Takes Delivery Of Meltem-III Maritime Patrollers

By Tony Osborne Dec 11, 2020
Turkey’s Navy has finally begun taking delivery of its Meltem-III maritime patrol aircraft based on the ATR 72 turboprop airliner.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: ATR To Start Pilot Training On Enhanced Vision System

By Thierry Dubois Nov 30, 2020
Regional turboprop manufacturer ATR is ready to start training pilots on a new piece of commercial aviation safety equipment—an enhanced vision system (EVS) and accompanying head-mounted display.
Maintenance & Training

ATR 72-600F Regional Freighter Makes First Flight

By Thierry Dubois Sep 17, 2020
The purpose-built freighter variant of the ATR 72-600 made its first flight Sep. 16 in Toulouse, as part of a program ATR hopes will culminate with the first delivery to Fedex by year-end.
Aircraft & Propulsion

US-Bangla Airlines To Add Two ATR 72-600s

By Chen Chuanren Feb 12, 2020
Bangladesh’s US-Bangla Airlines has leased two ATR 72-600s from Singapore-based lessor Avation PLC. 
Singapore Airshow

Taiwan’s Far Eastern Air Transport To Suspend Operations

By Chen Chuanren Dec 12, 2019
Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) announced Dec. 12 it will stop operations from Dec. 13, as a result of mounting financial pressure.
Air Transport

South Korean Startup HiAir Set To Begin Service Using ATRs

By Adrian Schofield Dec 12, 2019
South Korean regional startup HiAir will be launching domestic turboprop operations this month, aircraft manufacturer ATR said.
Air Transport