PARIS 2011: NAC makes first direct purchase from ATR for 10 72-600s

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) – which has a fleet of 91 ATR aircraft – has placed its first direct order from the manufacturer by placing an order for 10 ATR 72-600s with 10 options.

ATR CEO Filippo Bagnato, acknowledging the size of NAC’s fleet, said he believes the deal is “an important step as it’s the first time that NAC has ordered new aircraft from us. With this agreement we take the number of order and options this year to 88 firm and 42 options.”

NAC’s chairman Martin Møller, remarked, “It is only 10 years since we bought our first ATR. Now, this takes our ATR fleet past 100. We continue to see a great future for turboprops, and congratulate ATR for their support.”

NAC joins Air Lease Corporation and GECAS as lessors which have invested in the ATR -600 Series.

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

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