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2011-02-01 08:00:00

Turboprop Manufacturer To Deploy Seven Mechtronix 42/72 Maintenance Flight Simulation Training Devices Worldwide MONTREAL, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Mechtronix Systems Inc., an MWC company, a world leading manufacturer of Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD), today announced that ATR has acquired seven Maintenance Flight Simulation Training Devices (MFSTD) - also named Virtual Procedure Trainer (VPT) by ATR - featuring all ATR current variants (72-500, 42-500, 72-200 and 42-300) to...

2008-12-02 13:35:00

BILLUND, Denmark, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nordic Aviation Capital A/S ("NAC") and KIRK Kapital A/S are pleased to announce an agreement for a sale and leaseback transaction with AMR Leasing Corporation (a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMR Corporation) for 39 ATR 72 aircraft operated by Executive Airlines, Inc. (also a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMR Corporation doing business as "American Eagle"). AMR Leasing Corporation will sell the 39 ATR 72 aircraft to an entity that will lease the...

2008-10-07 15:00:28

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland AIR New Zealand has shelved a US$300 million (NZ$447 million) plan to replace its fleet of 11 ATR 72-500 regional turboprop aircraft. Instead, the airline will buy seven of the aircraft it now leases in October next year for an undisclosed sum. Air New Zealand had been evaluating three replacement options for the past 18 months: the French-made 68-seat ATR 72-600, which is the newer version of the current 500 model; Canada's 74-seat Bombardier Q400, a bigger...

2008-10-06 09:00:33

Philippines-based airline Cebu Pacific has launched a direct domestic daily service between Manila and Busuanga. The airline operates the Manila-Busuanga service using its ATR 72-500 aircraft. The all-inclusive Go lite fare for the Manila-Busuanga service starts from PHP788. Busuanga is Cebu Pacific's second destination in the Philippine province of Palawan. The airline is acquiring up to 18 ATR72-500 aircraft manufactured by Avions de Transport Regional (ATR), based in Toulouse, France....

2008-09-24 06:00:22

Philippines-based airline Cebu Pacific has taken delivery of its third new ATR 72-500 turbo-prop aircraft from Toulouse, France. The aircraft will be based in the airline's Cebu hub in the Philippines to support further expansion. Cebu Pacific has ordered up to 18 new ATR aircraft as part of its overall domestic operations expansion. Cebu Pacific has the youngest fleet of aircraft in the Philippines with 10 A319, eight A320 and three ATR72-500 aircraft.

2008-09-18 00:00:21

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia Airlines' subsidiary, MAS-wings, affirmed its role in providing greener travel options when its new low- emission aircraft, the 68-seater ATR 72, took to the skies yesterday. The use of the aircraft also fitted in with Sabah's focus on eco- friendly tourism. The aircraft consumes 10 per cent less fuel than the smaller Fokker 50, which the airline currently flies to destinations in Sabah and Sarawak. It emits 50 per cent less carbon dioxide per passenger kilometre...

2008-09-04 00:00:15

Cebu Pacific has announced that it will start operating international flights out of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark, in the Philippine province of Pampanga, starting November 8, 2008. The airline will base an Airbus A319 aircraft in Clark and will operate daily flights from Clark to Hong Kong and Singapore; a four-times-weekly service to Macau and a three-times-weekly service to Bangkok, Thailand. Cebu Pacific will also operate daily Cebu-Clark flights, starting...

2008-09-02 00:00:20

By Adeline Paul Raj TOULOUSE: MASwings, a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) subsidiary that operates full-serviced flights in Sabah and Sarawak, expects to carry 1.2 million passengers by the end of next year once it has taken delivery of all seven ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft that it has ordered. The airline, which currently operates 13 Fokker-50 and Twin Otter aircraft, took delivery of the first ATR aircraft here yesterday. It will receive the remaining six aircraft next year, managing...

2008-08-20 00:00:28

By Marina Emmanuel LOCAL turboprop operator Firefly will be opening more payment channels for ticket purchases by passengers for its flights by the end of the year. FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd managing director Eddy Leong said payment gateways with all major banks in Malaysia will be opened to Firefly passengers in December. The airline currently offers credit cards option and payment via Bank Islam. "We hope to sign up with other local banks soon to accept payments," he told Business Times at...


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