ERA 2011: NAC orders two more ATR 72-500s

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has ordered two new ATR 72-500s in a deal alongside the signing the finalisation of the order announced at the Paris Air Show for 10 ATR 72-600s with 10 options.

Following a press briefing by ATR CEO Filippo Bagnato, NAC’s managing director Martin Muller stepped forward to sign the contract.

The two ATR 72-500s will be delivered by the end of this year, while the first of the ATR 72-600s will be handed over in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Muller reported that the lessor has already been successful in placing the ATR 72-600s, with two airline customers sharing the 10 aircraft. “We therefore look forward to exercising the 10 options in the not-too-distant future,” Muller remarked.

Bernie Baldwin, editor, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines/

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