Toulouse. The aircraft manufacturer ATR has won a great order in Asia
By Thibaut Calatayud
RTA head towardsUzbekistan. On Wednesday November 23, 2022, the regional aircraft manufacturer based in Toulouse a conclusion an order of five devices with the Uzbek company Avia Silk.
The first ATR 72-600s to operate in Central Asia
Of these five planes ATR 72-600, three will be purchased directly from the manufacturer. The other two will be with a leasing company. “In addition to this agreement, the airline will soon begin operations with three second-hand ATR 72-600s”, specifies the Toulouse aircraft manufacturer. They will be the first ATR 72-600s to operate in Central Asia.
“Silk Avia’s ATR aircraft will also be equipped with new PW127XT engines, offering a 20% reduction in maintenance costs and a 3% reduction in fuel consumption compared to the current engine.”
In addition, the company and the manufacturer have also signed a global maintenance agreement (GMA). “Through this five-year pay-per-flight hour contract, Silk Avia will benefit from the manufacturer’s expertise for its ATR fleet, resulting in reduced maintenance costs and improved of its operations”, announces ATR.
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