Turboprop leasing company Abelo and regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, have signed a Heads of Agreement for a firm order of 10 ATR 72-600, along with options for an additional 10.
Back in July 2022, the lessor placed an order for 10 ATR 72-600 and confirmed a deal for 10 ATR 42-600S – Short Take-Off and Landing version. These additional aircraft will empower the lessor to meet the growing demand for efficient, cost-effective and dependable regional air travel connections worldwide, all while promoting the transition towards responsible aviation.
Steve Gorman, CEO of Abelo, said: “Our aim is to expedite the transition from older aircraft to the most advanced, low-emission technologies, and ATR turboprops have emerged as the top choice for achieving this objective. Having already introduced our initial batch of new aircraft, we have great confidence that our investment will greatly enhance our portfolio and play a vital role in the success of our airline partners seeking outstanding performance, reduced emissions and enhanced passenger comfort.”
While Abelo will take delivery of its first brand new ATR before year-end as part of the 2022 order, deliveries of these additional aircraft are scheduled for 2026 through to 2028.