As Iran Air has begun receiving its first brand-new, Western-made airplanes in decades, it seems that President Hassan Rouhani’s efforts to lift sanctions have paid off. However, rejuvenating a long dilapidated industry is different from simply renewing a fleet. During the past decades, nothing has symbolized the impact of sanctions on Iran as much as […]
Iran is going to finalize a contract with ATR aircraft manufacturer on the purchase of 20 turboprops on Wednesday, an Iranian official announced. Representatives from ATR, a joint venture of Airbus and Finmeccanica of Italy, will arrive in Tehran on Wednesday, January 4, to hold the final round of business negotiations on the multi-million-dollar contract, […]
French small aircraft manufacturer ATR which is partially owned by Airbus is expected to emerge as one of the major aircraft suppliers of the country – especially in the small aircraft space — as domestic airlines will need single aisle aircraft to fly to the small airports in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities […]
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), an aircraft lessor in the Gulf, plans to buy as many as 65 turboprop ATR 72-600s, the company’s chief executive said on Monday, citing increasing demand in the emerging markets and elsewhere. DAE already owns 35 ATR 72-600s, a short haul regional jet built by an Airbus Group and Finmeccanica co-owned […]
Plane makers ATR, Bombardier and Embraer are bullish on growth in India with the rise in air travel in tier II and III towns and the government thrust on regional connectivity. These plane makers primarily cater to the regional aviation market with their 48-110 seater aircraft. Currently ATR has the largest presence amongst the three […]
The company has penned a US$1 billion purchase agreement with European turboprop manufacturer ATR for 40 new 72-600 aircraft. This takes the group’s total outstanding orders with ATR to 100 aircraft, and makes Lion the company’s largest airline customer. The short-range turboprops will be utilised by Lion’s subsidiaries, Wings Air, Malindo Air and Thai Lion […]
At least 44 people aboard a domestic flight in Laos were killed when the plane crashed in the south, officials in neighbouring Thailand say.
Malaysia Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Avions de Transport Regional G.I.E (ATR) for 20 firm ATR 72-600 turbo-prop aircraft plus option for 16 additional aircraft.
A Carpatair ATR-72 regional plane overran the runway at Rome Fiumicino Airport in Italy injuring 6, 2 seriously.
An Arkia Israel Airlines plane made an emergency landing on Sunday at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv after an engine fire warning alerted the pilots.