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Air Lease Corporation orders five ATR 72-600s

21-Jun-2013 9:40 AM

Air Lease Corporation and ATR announced (20-Jun-2013) an agreement for the purchase of five ATR 72-600s. ALC has purchased ATRs every year since its first order for 10 aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow in 2010, and this order will bring ALC's ATR fleet to 21 aircraft. Since ALC's first order three years ago, ATR has received nearly 110 firm orders from leasing companies, representing approximately one quarter of its total orders for this period. The European turboprop manufacturer stated leasing companies have become increasingly interested in the popularity of ATRs, with more than 180 operators worldwide. Since 2010, ATR 72-600s accounted for three quarters of all regional aircraft with up to 90 seats purchased by all lessors worldwide. [more - original PR]