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ATR delivers its 1,500th aircraft

First ATR 72-600, delivered on October 30, 2018

ATR on November 29 celebrated its 1,500th aircraft delivery with the entire ATR employee community.

The ATR 72-600 (JA06JC) was delivered to Japan Air Commuter at the end of October. This represents the latest in a year of milestones for the market-leading regional aircraft manufacturer, after the delivery of the 1,000th ATR 72 in July and the 500th ATR -600 Series in August. Since its first delivery, over 30 years ago, ATR has become the leader in regional aviation.

Since 2010, 75% of turboprop sales have been ATRs and the company currently has the largest market share of all regional aircraft. Nearly 500 50-seat ATR 42s and over 1,000 72-seat ATR 72s have been delivered to more than 200 operators in 100 countries. The company’s first aircraft programme, the ATR 42, was launched with the first delivery to French regional operator Air Littoral. ATR subsequently launched a larger version of the aircraft, the ATR 72, which was first delivered to Finnair. Since their respective launches, the ATR 42 and 72 have evolved with important improvements. The latest and most modern version of the aircraft, the -600 series, was launched in 2009, with the first delivery to Royal Air Maroc in 2011.

ATR’s prolonged success is a consequence of this policy of continuously developing its product and striving to go further with its customer service offer. The aircraft provides operators with unbeatable economics, operational flexibility, and state-of-the-art avionics, while passengers can enjoy the widest and most comfortable cabin in regional aviation. ATR’s recent innovations such as its Standard 3 avionics, ClearVision™, and Cabinstream™ ensure that its products continue to be the most advanced regional aircraft in the market. In addition to developing its products, ATR continues to concurrently strengthen its customer support, innovating new methods to lower Direct Maintenance Costs whilst increasing its Training footprint and offering a Customer Care Center that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And looking forward, ATR is also exploring the opportunities and impact of new propulsion technologies in the regional aircraft ecosystem.

Regional aviation provides vital connectivity and delivers significant economic advantages to communities worldwide. ATR’s market forecast predicts the need for over 3,000 turboprops in the next 20 years, in part to cater for nearly 3,000 new routes. A 10% increase in regional flights contributes an additional 5% of tourists, increases regional GDP by 6% and Foreign Direct Investment by 8%. This in turn leads to further social-economic development and more employment.

Top Copyright Photo: JAL – Japan Air Commuter ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) F-WWED (JA06JC) (msn 1524) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 943849.

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Japan Air Commuter takes delivery of its first ATR 72-600

First ATR 72-600, delivered on October 30, 2018

Japan Air Commuter Co. Ltd (JAC) took delivery of its first ATR 72-600 (JA06JC) following the conversion in June of one of its orders of an ATR 42-600 to its larger 72 version. The aircraft will have a 70-seat configuration.

 

The first ATR 42-600 entered service with JAC in early 2017 and the up-gauging of this order reflects the -600’s ability to effectively open and grow routes with the lowest possible risks, thanks to its 40% fuel burn advantage over its turboprop rival. The delivery of this larger aircraft allows JAC to fly more passengers to airports with shorter runways that are only accessible by turboprop. JAC have already taken delivery of five ATR 42-600 aircraft and they are going to introduce first ATR 72-600 in Japan with this delivery. With the delivery of the ATR 72-600 they will benefit from the commonality between the models. The ATR 42 and 72 share a Single Type Rating and 90% of spare parts. The versatility of the ATR -600 Series allows it to go where other aircraft simply cannot follow, performing a variety of operations with unbeatable economics.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by ATR): JAL – Japan Air Commuter ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) F-WWED (JA06JC) (msn 1524) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 943849.

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Air France to add seasonal service to 5 new Mediterranean destinations

Air France Airbus A319-111 F-GRHX (msn 1524) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 939753.

Air France on July 19, 2018 will add twice-weekly seasonal service to Dubrovnik with Airbus A319s. The flag carrier is also adding service to four other Mediterranean destinations for the summer:

  • Bari, Cagliari, Dubrovnik, Ibiza and Perpignan on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle;
  • from July 16 to September 2, 2018;
  • Optimum use of the fleet for leisure travellers.

For summer 2018, Air France will offer 5 new destinations on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Bari in Italy, Cagliari in Sardinia (Italy), Dubrovnik in Croatia, Ibiza in Spain and Perpignan in France.

To Bari, Air France customers will be able to reach the city with 5 weekly flights operated by Airbus A320 and Airbus A319 from July 18, to September 2, 2018.

  • Bari, the capital of Puglia, is a must-see city in Italy. By bicycle or on foot, on the seafront or in the heart of the old town, Bari captivates its visitors with its history, its medieval walls, romantic walks and perpetual sunshine.

To Cagliari, customers will enjoy a daily flight operated by HOP! with Embraer 190 from July 16 to September 2, 2018.

  • Cagliari, a typically Mediterranean city, is the capital of Sardinia. Cagliari spreads across several hills, with the city’s castle and historic centre perched high on top of the highest hill.   Its surrounding natural parks are also popular with travelers who come to admire its flora and fauna.

To Dubrovnik, the company will operate 2 weekly flights by Airbus A319 from July 19 to September 1, 2018.

  • Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, offers from the top of the city walls views of its sparkling red tile roofs, set against the shimmering turquoise waters of the Adriatic. The old town, included in the Unesco list of world heritage sites, is full of historical treasures. The marble streets of the medieval city will enthrall travellers.

To Ibiza, Air France will offer 3 weekly flights operated by Airbus A319 from July 18 to September 2, 2018.

  • Ibiza, the paradox, is a pure delight by day and night. The sunshine, which the island enjoys practically all year round, will win over Air France customers as soon as they get off the plane. This slice of paradise offering beautiful rural landscapes, culture and leisure has something to suit everyone. Its sandy beaches and creeks compete with the hinterland.  Also known as the Island of Pine Trees, Ibiza is a Unesco world heritage site.

To Perpignan, customers will enjoy 5 weekly flights operated by HOP! with Embraer 190 from July 16 to September 2, 2018.

  • Perpignan, the Catalan, is nestled between the sea and the mountains, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and the Corbières mountain range. Former capital of the Kingdom of Mallorca, its town centre and typical bright-coloured walls recall its Spanish influences.

Fleet optimization on the medium-haul network

These 5 new destinations are in addition to the launch of the following seasonal services – Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Agadir, Marseille – Athens, Marseille – Beirut, Nice – Tel Aviv, Nice – Athens, Nice – Beirut, Toulouse – Athens, Montpellier – Ibiza, Marseille – Geneva, Toulon – Geneva and Toulouse – Ibiza. In total, Air France will offer 16 new short and medium-haul services this summer.

Air France is rolling out its offer to these new Mediterranean destinations in order to meet its customers’ expectations in the best possible way.  The fewer trips made by business travellers in July and August enable the company to redeploy its aircraft in the summer.

Flight schedules (in local time) –

Bari

AF1288: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 14:45, arrives in Bari at 16:55
Flights operated on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays by Airbus A320 (174 seats) and Airbus A319 (143 seats)

AF1288: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 11:15, arrives in Bari at 13:25
Flights operated on Fridays by Airbus A320 (174 seats)

AF1288: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 08:05, arrives in Bari at 10:15
Flights operated on Sundays by Airbus A319 (143 seats)

AF1289: leaves Bari at 17:50, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 20:05
Flights operated on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays by Airbus A320 (174 seats) and Airbus A319 (143 seats)

AF1289: leaves Bari at 14:15, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 16:30
Flights operated on Fridays by Airbus A320 (174 seats)

AF1289: leaves Bari at 11:05, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:20
Flights operated on Sundays by Airbus A319 (143 seats)

Cagliari

AF1110: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 14:20, arrives in Cagliari at 16:40
AF1111: leaves Cagliari at 17:20, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 19:35
Flights operated daily by Embraer 190 (100 seats) by HOP!

Dubrovnik

AF1286: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 12:55, arrives in Dubrovnik at 15:15
AF1287: leaves Dubrovnik at 16:05, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 18:35
Flights operated on Thursdays and Saturdays by Airbus A319 (143 seats)

Ibiza

AF1190: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:00, arrives in Ibiza at 15:10
AF1191: leaves Ibiza at 16:00, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 17:55
Flights operated on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays by Airbus A319 (143 seats)

Perpignan

AF7690: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 9:50, arrives in Perpignan at 11:15
AF7691: leaves Perpignan at 11:55, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:25
Flights operated on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays by Embraer 190 (100 seats) by HOP!

Copyright Photo: Air France Airbus A319-111 F-GRHX (msn 1524) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 939753.

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