12-Jul-2012 8:39 AM

TransAsia Airways orders eight firm ATR 72-600s

TransAsia Airways and ATR announced (11-Jul-2012) the signature of a contract for eight firm ATR 72-600s, plus an option for one additional ATR 72-600. The deal, including the option, is valued at over USD210 million. Deliveries of these new ATR -600s will start in 2014 and extend through 2017. With the purchase of these aircraft, TransAsia Airways will progressively replace its current fleet of nine ATR 72-500s operating in their domestic network with the newest ATR -600 series aircraft developments. The ATR 72-600s will be configured with 72 seats. [more - original PR]