Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to confirm that it has placed a firm order with ATR for 15 additional -600 series aircraft. The aircraft order, which marks NAC’s fourth with ATR since 2011, is particularly significant given that it commemorates the 100th new aircraft order that NAC has placed with the world’s leading regional aircraft manufacturer. It is further testament to the lessor’s commitment to strengthening its position as the global leader in the regional aircraft leasing space.
The purchase from ATR comprises 15 aircraft, 12 ATR 42-600s and three ATR 72-600s. These aircraft will be placed with Silver Airways, along with four 42-600’s and one 72-600 from NAC’s current orderbook. The first aircraft is due to deliver to Silver Airways in March 2018 with the remainder expected to deliver through to 2020. This order will bring NAC’s ATR fleet to over 200 aircraft and establishes NAC’s orderbook as the largest placed with any manufacturer to date.
NAC is delighted to include Silver Airways as a key member of its growing customer base and to further bolster the global footprint of its fleet. The brand-new ATR -600s will replace Silver Airways’ existing fleet of 21 Saab 340B turboprops while increasing the frequency of main routes and opening new air services to destinations in Florida, the southern United States and Caribbean. The advanced cockpit technology and new ergonomic design make it the prime choice for passengers and pilots of the airline.
Image: ATR and Silver Airways.