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Silver Airways puts its first ATR 72-600 into service

Silver Airways has received FAA and DOT certification to begin operations of its new 70-seat ATR 72-600 aircraft, making history as the first airline to operate the state-of-the-art airplane in the U.S. The ATR-600 series aircraft is specifically designed for short-haul markets, but with the same look, feel and customer amenities of larger jetliners. Over the past year, Silver Airways has undergone a complete operational, fleet and customer service transformation and in doing so is reinventing the regional flying sector.

Silver Airways’ first regularly scheduled commercial ATR 72-600 flight departed Tampa International Airport (TPA) and arrived at Pensacola International Airport (PNS) on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Silver’s ATR 72-600 will initially be used to and from destinations in Florida and The Bahamas, and Silver expects to introduce the new aircraft in its Caribbean markets in 2020.

ATR 72-600

Silver Airway’s first new 70-seat ATR 72-600 aircraft begins operations in the U.S.
The aircraft was christened “Rocket City” in honor of Silver’s newest ATR destination – Huntsville, Alabama.

Silver Airways first launched its new ATR fleet earlier this year with the 46-seat ATR 42-600, making history as the first U.S. carrier to operate the newly redesigned and technologically advanced, customer friendly ATR-600 series aircraft. It had been nearly 25 years since a new ATR had flown in the U.S. It marked the first time revenue passengers have flown an ATR-600 operated by a U.S. carrier and the first time a fully independent U.S. regional airline has taken delivery of a new aircraft in many decades. The new ATRs provide Silver’s guests with an unparalleled flying experience and reliability, and pilots with the industry’s most advanced cockpit.

To date, Silver Airways has taken delivery of its first seven of up to 50 ATR-600s, including six ATR 42-600s and one ATR 72-600. Future ATR-600 deliveries will be comprised of both ATR 42-600s and ATR 72-600s.

The new ATR-600 series aircraft are allowing Silver to expand its service in the Southeastern United States, The Bahamas and the Caribbean. By introducing the mission-specific ATR 42-600 aircraft with seating for 46 and ATR 72-600 with seating for 70, Silver has the unique ability to offer quicker direct flights to even more short and medium-haul leisure and business destinations in both domestic and nearby international markets.

The new ATR-600 series features the widest cabin in the regional aircraft market with a new ergonomic design and lightweight slim seats offering passengers maximum comfort with up to a 32-inch pitch offering more legroom than many mainline aircraft. In addition, Silver’s ATR fleet offers spacious full-size overhead bins for carry-on bags along with full-size lavatories, bright LED lite cabins and is quieter than regional jets. The new ATR-600 series also features the latest innovations in cockpit technology with simplified, integrated LCD advanced functions, enhancing safety and improved handling for pilots, as well as the latest in avionics technology. The state-of-the-art, all-glass cockpit further reduces flight crew workload and enhances situational awareness while providing better reliability, maintenance cost savings and weight reduction.

Silver Airways has codeshare and interline relationships with most of the leading airlines in the U.S. and many worldwide. The new ATRs provide superior air transportation with a level of comfort and quietness commensurate with the service of Silver’s worldwide airline partners.

NAC has reached an agreement to lease nine new ATR 72-600 aircraft to TAROM

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to confirm its agreement to lease nine new ATR 72-600 aircraft to TAROM, the Romanian National Air Carrier. The first of the nine aircraft is anticipated to deliver in October 2019, with all deliveries excepted to be completed by 2020.

The introduction of the new ATR 72-600 will allow TAROM to improve short-haul connectivity in Romania and support the development of local and more isolated communities, providing them with the possibility to further expand and consolidate their position in the market.

Compania Naţională de Transporturi Aeriene Române TAROM (Romanian National Air Transport Company) was founded in 1954 and developed along with the Romanian aviation. TAROM carries out its activity under the authority of the Ministry of Transports. Since June 2010, it is a member of SkyTeam Alliance and since 1993, a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Note: The new ATR 72-600s will replace the ATR 42-500s (above) and ATR 72-500s (below).

To be replaced with newer ATR 72-600s by 2020

Above Copyright Photo: TAROM-Transporturile Aeriene Romane (Romanian Air Transport) ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) F-WWER (YR-ATI) (msn 867) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 902852.

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Aurigny to acquire three new ATR 72-600s

 

ATR and Aurigny have confirmed the acquisition of three ATR 72-600 aircraft, following approval from the States of Guernsey and after the initial signature of a Letter of Intention (LOI) at the Farnborough Airshow, in July 2018.

The first aircraft will be delivered in August 2019 and all three will be equipped with the new ClearVision™ Enhanced Vision System (EVS), with Aurigny the launch customer for this cutting-edge technology.

ClearVision™ uses an external camera to display an augmented outside-view in real-time to a head-mounted visor, worn by the pilot with the EVS improving significantly the pilot’s vision. This is a major change for Aurigny’s crew as Guernsey’s location in the English Channel, see its flight operations regularly affected by fog, leading to disruptions for passengers. A study showed that an ATR equipped with the ClearVision™ EVS could have saved 50% of the disrupted landings in Guernsey, over the period of a year. ClearVision™ will also enhance operations into other destinations served by Aurigny.

ClearVision™ is an option on ATR’s latest avionics suite, Standard 3, which delivers important operational improvements and a first in commercial aviation. In addition to the EVS selected by Aurigny, ClearVision™ also offers a Synthetic Vision System (SVS) that provides the pilot’s Head-Up Display with digital images of terrain and obstacles, from an extensive database. Operators can also opt for a Combined Vision System (CVS), combining the EVS and SVS, and offering pilots the best possible vision and situational awareness.

As Guernsey’s airline, Aurigny is proud to offer a wide range of services and lifeline links to the Bailiwick and its visitors. Established 50 years ago, Aurigny have had the privilege of serving more than 16 million customers over this time, and currently operate more than 15,000 flights a year, to 14 destinations. Aurigny is owned by the States of Guernsey and their network includes services to Guernsey, Alderney, and destinations across the UK and in Europe.

The new type is also likely to trigger a new livery. The airline has offered three options on social media:

Aurigny already operates the ATR 72-500 (below).

"LERE" is for Leree Bay

Above Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Aurigny Air Services ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) G-LERE (msn 891) GCI (Nick Dean). Image: 945157.

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ATR displays the all-new ATR 42-600 for Silver Airways at Farnborough International Airshow 2018

ATR will be present at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit an ATR 42-600 in the colors of Silver Airways, leased from Nordic Aviation Capital, in the static display area. Later this year Silver Airways will become the very first ATR-600 series operator in the US.

On the occasion of the airshow, ATR will display some of its recent innovations. Close to the ATR 42-600 aircraft on display, visitors will have the chance to experience, in a dedicated exhibition area, the Neo Classic and Neo Prestige new passenger seats, as well as the Cabinstream system that allows passengers to stream multimedia content.

ClearVision™, which is a first in commercial aviation will also be demonstrated. The system improves a pilot’s situational awareness with optimised Head-Up capabilities which can also be coupled with Enhanced and Synthetic Vision Systems.

Image: Silver Airways.

IndiGo takes delivery of its first ATR 72-600

IndiGo's first ATR 72-600, delivered on November 17, 2017

IndiGo, India’s largest airline by market share, on November 17, 2017 took delivery of its first ATR 72-600. The airline and ATR announced earlier this year an agreement for the acquisition of 50 ATR 72-600s. This delivery represents a major step in the airline’s ambitious plan to further develop its fleet with the introduction of fuel-efficient and cost-effective ATR 72-600s, thus expanding its regional footprint and bringing air connectivity to smaller Indian airports and communities.

The introduction of the new ATR fleet goes in line with the Indian government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme, which aims to boost economic development, employment and tourism by connecting small and remote cities. Under this scheme 100 new airports are expected to be created in the next three years.

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IndiGo plans to put the new type into revenue service on December 21, 2017 on the following routes:

Our brand-new fleet of ATRs is flying to more of India. Bookings now open for the below sectors:-

Flight Number Origin Destination Departure Arrival Starts Starting Fare*
6E 7107 Bengaluru Tirupati 9:40 10:35 9-Jan-18 1499 Book Now
6E 7121 Bengaluru Rajahmundry 10:45 12:30 16-Jan-18 1999 Book Now
6E 7125 Chennai Rajahmundry 17:55 19:40 16-Jan-18 1499 Book Now
6E 7102 Chennai Mangalore 11:35 13:30 21-Dec-17 1499 Book Now
6E 7101 Hyderabad Mangalore 6:40 8:40 21-Dec-17 1999 Book Now
6E 7103 Hyderabad Nagpur 16:15 18:10 21-Dec-17 1999 Book Now
6E 7105 Hyderabad Tirupati 6:25 7:50 9-Jan-18 1999 Book Now
6E 7112 Hyderabad Tirupati 12:40 14:05 9-Jan-18 1999 Book Now
6E 7116 Hyderabad Tirupati 19:25 20:50 9-Jan-18 1999 Book Now
6E 7118 Hyderabad Rajahmundry 7:05 8:20 16-Jan-18 1499 Book Now
6E 7123 Hyderabad Rajahmundry 14:35 15:50 16-Jan-18 1499 Book Now
6E 7101 Mangalore Chennai 9:05 11:05 21-Dec-17 1499 Book Now
6E 7102 Mangalore Hyderabad 13:50 15:40 21-Dec-17 1499 Book Now
6E 7104 Nagpur Hyderabad 18:30 20:25 21-Dec-17 1999 Book Now
6E 7119 Rajahmundry Bengaluru 8:40 10:25 16-Jan-18 1999 Book Now
6E 7124 Rajahmundry Chennai 16:10 17:35 16-Jan-18 1499 Book Now
6E 7122 Rajahmundry Hyderabad 12:50 14:05 16-Jan-18 999 Book Now
6E 7126 Rajahmundry Hyderabad 20:10 21:25 16-Jan-18 999 Book Now
6E 7106 Tirupati Bengaluru 8:10 9:15 9-Jan-18 1499 Book Now
6E 7113 Tirupati Bengaluru 14:45 15:50 9-Jan-18 1499 Book Now
6E 7108 Tirupati Hyderabad 10:55 12:05 9-Jan-18 1499 Book Now
6E 7115 Tirupati Hyderabad 17:35 18:50 9-Jan-18 1499 Book Now
6E 7117 Tirupati Hyderabad 21:10 22:35 9-Jan-18 1499 Book Now

 

Top Copyright Photo: IndiGo Airlines ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) F-WWEF (VT-IYA) (msn 1457) TLS (EuroSpot). Image: 939920.

Eastern Airways adds its first ATR 72-600

Eastern Airways' first ATR 72-600

Eastern Airways on September 27, 2017 introduced a new 72-seat ATR 72-600 aircraft to its fleet, the first of its kind to operate in the regional airline’s network.

The modern aircraft will operate on the Aberdeen to Scatsta (Shetland Isles) oil contract charter services for the Integrated Aviation Consortium (IAC).

This is the first of two new ATRs being added, reflecting the airline’s on-going commitment to the oil and gas UK-based sector.

The aircraft was delivered from the production line in Toulouse, France, earlier this month and will enter service in the coming weeks.

Tony Burgess, Eastern Airways’ chief operating officer, said: “These efficient, modern aircraft help us to fulfil a vital role and provide a long-term commitment supporting the oil and gas industry.

The aircraft has twin turbo props using two powerful Pratt and Whitney 172m engines, giving the aircraft a maximum cruise speed of 317mph.
The aircraft manufacturers serial number (MSN 1448) and is being leased from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC).

Eastern Airways celebrates its 20th anniversary later this year. The airline operates two Embraer 170s, three Embraer 145 jets, nine SAAB 2000s, and is the largest operator in the world of Jetstream 41 aircraft with 17.

Previously on September 1, 2017 Eastern AIrways made this announcement:

Island communities in particular will, from September 1, 2017), enjoy the added benefits of extra choice, lower fares and a wealth of onward connections as Flybe’s new joint venture flights with alliance partner, Eastern Airways, take to the skies for the first time in Scotland.

To further mark its longstanding commitment to serving the residents of Orkney, Shetland and Stornoway, Flybe’s CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener will this morning announce details of an exciting new local communities’ initiative.

Europe’s largest regional airline will provide a continuation of six branded Flybe routes now  operated by Eastern Airways’ aircraft from: Sumburgh to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, Aberdeen to Kirkwall and from Glasgow to Stornoway and Manchester, with frequency as follows.

The airlines’ partnership will also see the Embraer 170 jet service operating on Shetland routes for the first time, shaving some 30 minutes off the recognised flight times.

FREQUENCY OF THE SIX ROUTES:

  • Aberdeen – Sumburgh & Kirkwall:      Up to 3 flights a day
  • Edinburgh & Glasgow – Sumburgh:    Daily flights
  • Glasgow – Stornoway:                           Up to 3 flights a day
  • Glasgow to Manchester:                       Up to four flights a day

Eastern Airways had previously signed a Heads of Terms agreement with Flybe forming an alliance between both UK airlines.  The aim is for contracts to be finalized and signed within a matter of weeks.

The agreement includes a five year franchise partnership whereby Eastern Airways will operate its scheduled network under the Flybe brand.  In addition to this, Eastern Airways will provide four aircraft to operate a number of existing Flybe branded routes from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester under the Flybe franchise.

As part of the franchise partnership, Eastern Airways routes will operate with Flybe’s BE flight codes.  Eastern Airways livery will be retained on its aircraft for scheduled services and the carrier’s ad-hoc charter services and corporate shuttle operations.

Photo: Eastern Airways.

FAT introduces its first ATR 72-600

FAT – Far Eastern AIr Transport (Taipei-Songshan) has officially introduced its first ATR 72-600 (ATR 72-212A) (B-28068, msn 1110, ex Jettime OY-JZA) at a hangar event at Songshan Airport. FAT is planning to start operations soon with new type after CAA certification.

All copyright photos by Manuel Negrerie.

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