France-based AIRLINAIR and ATR have today announced a transaction for one new ATR 72-500. The contract, valuated at over US $ 17 million, has been inked in Paris between Lionel Guerin, AIRLINAIR CEO and Filippo Bagnato, ATR CEO.
AIRLINAIR is the largest European ATR operator and is a key supplier of regional operations for Air France. Its current fleet is entirely composed of ATRs (7 ATR 42-300s, 11 ATR 42-500s, 4 ATR 72-200s, 1 ATR 72-210 and 1 ATR 72-500). This new ATR 72-500 is the first new ATR aircraft acquired by AIRLINAIR and will be delivered in 2009. The aircraft will be equipped with the new “Elegance Cabin” and with the newest technological innovations in the field of communications and navigation aid tools. This new aircraft will allow the airline to continue its fleet upgrade renewal towards the newest generation ATR 42/72-500 aircraft.