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Silver Airways starts ATR 42-600 operations

"Mile Marker Zero"

Silver Airways on April 22 made history with the launch of regularly scheduled flights aboard its new ATR 42-600 series aircraft. The first ATR aircraft (N400SV, msn 1214) was christened “Mile Marker Zero” in honor of the iconic Key West landmark in a Silver Airways employee naming contest and the first flight appropriately departed Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 10:40 a.m. and arrived at Key West International Airport at 11:55 a.m.

This marks the first time revenue passengers have flown an ATR 42-600 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 aircraft are allowing Silver to expand its service in the Southeastern United States, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. By initially introducing the mission-specific ATR 42-600 aircraft, with seating for 46, Silver now 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 42-600 series features the widest cabin in the regional aircraft market with a new ergonomic design and lightweight slim seats offering passengers maximum comfort. Silver’s ATR fleet will be configured with 46 seats in a 2-2 seating configuration with up to a 32-inch pitch offering more legroom than many mainline aircraft. In addition, Silver’s ATR fleet will have 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 taken delivery of three of up to 50 new ATR-600 series aircraft, including an initial order for 20 ATR-42-600 aircraft split among the 46-seat ATR-42s and the 70-seat ATR-72s. As the world’s leading regional flying aircraft, the new ATRs will provide Silver’s passengers unparalleled experience and reliability and pilots the industry’s most advanced cockpit.

Silver intends to take delivery and begin operating five more ATR-42-600s in 2019, and subject to regulatory approval, the airline is planning to take delivery of at least three ATR-72-600s this year. All of the initial 20 aircraft are expected to be in service by 2020.


Silver's ATR Takes Flight

Silver Airways Makes History with First New ATR 42-600 Series Flight in United States. Pictured:
ATR Director of Sales USA Paolo Tabacco, Silver Airways Executive Vice President Kurt Brulisauer,
Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines CEO Steve Rossum, ATR Vice President Sales Americas Pier Luigi Baldacchini

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Silver Airways ATR 42-600 N400SV (msn 1214) FLL (Andy Cripps). Image: 945280.

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Silver Airways takes delivery of its first ATR 42-600, introduces a new look

Silver's first ATR 42-600, delivered on April 13, 2018, "Mile Marker Zero", named "Bella"

Silver Airways on April 13 took delivery of its first ATR 42-600 at the Toulouse plant for ATR.

The pictured N400SV (msn 1214) sports a bright new livery featuring a flamingo named “Bella”. The inscription at the nose reads “Mile Marker Zero” implying there will be more images from Florida coming on subsequent deliveries.

The new Silver Airways logo now features a flamingo.

Silver Airways is also featuring flamingos in their ads.

As previously reported, Silver Airways ordered16 ATR 42-600s and four ATR 72-600s.

This follows a deal between ATR and Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) for the purchase of 15 ATR -600s, of which 12 will be ATR 42-600s and three will be ATR 72-600s.

These aircraft, along with five from an existing order between ATR and NAC, will be leased to Silver Airways, making them the first operator of ATR -600 series aircraft in the US.

The aircraft, an ATR 42-600, will be configured with 46 seats in a 2-2 seating configuration, with a pitch of up to 32 inches. The remaining deliveries are expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2020. Crew training will be conducted by ATR at its new training facility in Miami, which is home to a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for the ATR -600 series aircraft.

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.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Silver Airways): Silver Airways ATR 42-600 N400SV (msn 1214) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 941568.

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