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Nordic Aviation Capital signs for 75 ATR 42-600 aircraft

NAC-Nordic Aviation Capital logo

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the largest regional aircraft trading and leasing company with the world’s biggest ATR fleet, has signed a total order for 75 ATR 42-600 aircraft, in a deal valued at over US$1.55 billion. Deliveries will commence in 2015 through to 2020. By confirming this order for new ATR 42-600s – which includes 25 firm orders and 50 options for the type – NAC is once again demonstrating its full confidence in ATR – and this time, the smaller 50-seater ATR 42-600 series, in response to operator demand and recognizing that the replacement market for sub 50-seat turboprops is very under-served. The order builds on NAC’s long relationship with ATR and its ongoing success with regional airline operators worldwide.

With this new order, totaling 75 aircraft, signed today at a special ceremony at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow, NAC solidifies its position as ATR’s largest customer.

This landmark ATR order comes just one year after NAC signed an order for up to 90 ATR aircraft, a contract worth a total $2.1 billion at the Paris Air Show. This was followed by an add on order worth a total of  $820 million of up to 35 ATR 600 series aircraft, announced during the ERA General Assembly in October 2013. Taking all NAC’s commitments (firm and options) into account the figure now rises to well over 200 new aircraft, as this major European lessor continues to expand its fleet to meet the need for short-haul turboprops, servicing the world’s growing regional aircraft fleet.

Etihad Regional-Darwin Airline leases four ATR 72-500 aircraft to expand its fleet

Etihad Regional (operated by Darwin Airline) (Lugano and Geneva) has announced an agreement to lease four ATR 72-500 aircraft, which will see the carrier boost its regional fleet to 12 aircraft and support its rapidly expanding network.


All four aircraft will be delivered from March through June 2014. The airline currently operates a fleet of eight 50-seat SAAB 2000 turboprop aircraft.

Etihad Regional will configure each aircraft with 68 seats.

The lease of the aircraft was arranged by Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest turboprop leasing company headquartered in Billund, Denmark.

Etihad Regional’s Maiden Flight Takes To The Skies – 23 Jan 2014 En

Darwin Airline adopted the new name and brand after Etihad Airways invested in the regional carrier with a one third share.

Etihad Regional’s first commercial flight, flight F7 154, took to the skies on January 23, 2014, with a newly branded 50-seat SAAB 2000 (HB-IZP) aircraft. The flight departed from the airline’s hub in Geneva, Switzerland and landed on schedule at Rome Fiumicino Airport in Italy.

The first Etihad Regional branded aircraft was unveiled at a launch event in Zurich on January 16, 2014, showcasing the airline’s new livery and brand new logo. All 10 aircraft in the Etihad Regional fleet will feature the new livery by the end of June 2014.


Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. The pictured ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-500) HB-ACB (msn 662) was leased and delivered on March 13 and visited Zurich today in the new look.

Etihad Regional-Darwin logo

Routes from Geneva (red lines are regular routes, blue are seasonal):

Etihad Regional-Darwin 3.2014 GVA Route Map


Jettime takes delivery of the first ATR 72-600 for SAS

Scandinavian-SAS-Jettime ATR 72-600 OY-JZA (98)(Tail)(ATR)(LR)

Jettime (Copenhagen) on October 18 took delivery of the first of six new ATR 72-600 turboprops. ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) OY-JZA (msn 1110) was acquired on lease from the Danish leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC). All the ATR 72-600 aircraft will be assigned to feed the Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) route network as part of a commercial arrangement between SAS and Jettime. All of the aircraft will be painted in SAS livery. The delivery ceremony for this very first ATR 72-600 series aircraft to be operated in Europe’s Nordic countries took place in Toulouse, France, in the presence of the management teams of Jettime, NAC, SAS and ATR. Deliveries of the next five ATR 72-600s will be completed by early 2014.

Copyright Photo: ATR.

Jettime: AG Slide Show