Thursday, September 27, 2012

Asia's first ATR 72-600 delivered

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Sept 27, 2012

Taiwan's UNI AIR, a regional subsidiary of EVA AIR, will be the first carrier in Asia to operate the ATR 72-600. It  is expected to officially enter into service on October 11th, with a first commercial domestic flight from Taipei to Taidong.

With the introduction of its new fleet of 10 ATR 72-600s, UNI AIR will progressively replace its fleet of Dash 8 Q-300s turboprops.

The ATR 72-600 received its EASA-certification in May 2011, becoming the world's most-recently certified 70-seat regional aircraft. Among other improvements, it features the most modern avionics suite, equipped with full-glass cockpit specifically developed for ATR by Thales, and totally redesigned cabin interiors, by Italian designer Giugiaro.
Filippo Bagnato, CEO of ATR, said: "The arrival of the very first ATR 72-600 in Asia is also a milestone for ATR. In the last years,.....We are pleased to strongly contribute to the expansion of regional aviation in Asia with our green and most modern ATR -600s”.
About the ATR 72-600:
Passenger capacity: 68-74 seats
Engines: Pratt  Whitney Canada PW 127M
Maximum power at take-off: 2,750 horse power per engine
Maximum weight at take-off: 23,000 Kg
Maximum load: 7,500 Kg
Maximum range with full passenger load: 900 nautical miles (1,665 Km)

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