Air Lease Corporation orders 7 additional ATR 72-600
The U.S. leasing company has placed orders for new ATR 72-600s every year since 2010, for a total of 28 aircraft
On the occasion of the Farnborough Airshow, the European turboprop manufacturer ATR and the leasing company Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) today signed an agreement for the purchase of seven additional ATR 72-600s. Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has purchased ATRs every year since its first contract at Farnborough in 2010. With today’s agreement, ALC now has 28 ATR 72-600s in its portfolio.ATRs are currently operated by over 180 carriers worldwide thanks to their high reliability, comfort, and low operating costs for airlines.
Steven Udvar-Házy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Lease Corporation, stated, “We are experiencing success placing our ATR 72-600s with operators expanding regional air connectivity and short segment routes all over the world. With its compelling operating costs and modern cabin interior designs, we believe demand for this aircraft will continue to increase.”
Patrick de Castelbajac, Chief Executive Office of ATR, said: “Today’s deal further underlines the appeal of the newest ATR ‘-600s’ for the leasing firm community.” He added: “We are honored that such a successful company as Air Lease and the main trend-setter of the aviation industry, Mr. Udvar-Házy, are renewing their confidence in ATR as the most efficient aircraft in regional aviation”.
About the ATR 72-600:
- Passenger capacity: 68 to 74 seats
- Engines: Pratt & Whitney 127M
- Maximum take-off power: 2,750 horsepower per engine
- Maximum take-off weight: 23,000 kg
- Maximum load: 7,500 kg
- Maximum flight range when fully loaded: 900 nautical miles (1,665 km)
About Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL)
ALC is a leading aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world. ALC and its team of dedicated and experienced professionals are principally engaged in purchasing commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline customers worldwide through customized aircraft leasing and financing solutions. For more information, visit ALC’s website at www.airleasecorp.com.
ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. The unifying vision of the company’s employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner. Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATR aircraft open more than 140 new routes every year, burn up less fuel and emit less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATR aircraft have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.