Posted on: 02 May 2016 by Mark Howells
From 13 May 2016, an ATR 72-600 aircraft will be flying in demonstrations in North America for the first time, doing stops in Toronto, Chicago, White Plains, Hyannis, Washington DC, Charlotte, Dallas, Seattle and Cincinnati.
The aircraft will also be featured on static display at the Regional Airline Association (RAA) convention in Charlotte.
“The ATR 72-600, which is known as the undisputed world leader of regional aircraft, perfectly aligns with the operational needs of airlines operating short-haul flights in North America,” remarked ATR’s CEO, Patrick de Castelbajac.
“The fuel and cost-efficient ATR ‘-600 series’ can strongly contribute to restoring regional air connectivity to many communities that have experienced reductions in air service over the last decade,” de Castelbajac continued, “all while providing regional airlines with the most efficient aircraft for short-haul flights and allowing them to significantly upgrade the product offer to their customers”.
Powered by Pratt & Whitney 127M engines, the ATR 72-600 can accommodate between 50 and 78 passengers.