Taiwan’s UNI Air signs deal for 10 ATR 72-600s

Uni Air

Orders have been made by the Taiwan-based UNI Air,a subsidiary of EVA Air with a European regional turboprop manufacturer after signing a contract for a purchase of 10 ATR 72-600s.

 

It is expected that the orders will be ready
for delivery by July – September 2012

 

This procurement is aimed at updating the
Dash-8-300 aircraft that are now used in its operating fleet after the
successful replacement of the new ATR-600s.

 

The regional carrier’s new ATRs come in fully equipped features with
advancements in technology such as a glass cockpit avionics suite and cabin
interiors that are restructured.

 

Also notable feature is the aircraft’s Armonia cabin especially crafted
for ATR by Italy’s Giugiaro Design that are tailor fit for passengers’ enhanced
comforts for its light weight slim line seats and overhead bins that will
accommodate a maximum number of carry-on bags.

 

We are pleased to update our regional fleet with the most modern
aircraft on the market. The new ATR -600 series will enable us to give our
passengers the highest standards of comfort and, at the same time, optimize our
fuel and operating costs
,UNI Air Chairman Tony Su said. We are
looking forward to introducing our new ATR aircraft and operating them in Asia
,”
he added.

 

As of today, 50 Asia Pacific operators are flying 250 aircraft in the
burgeoning air travel market. ATR’s delivery schedule currently includes
approximately 100 aircraft on order for Asia Pacific carriers.

 

ATR Chief Executive Officer Filippo Bagnato said, “In the last several years, Asia and the Pacific region have represented
some 50% of our total order intakes
.”

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