ATR 72 Airliner

ATR 72 is a twin-engine turboprop aircraft manufactured by France-based ATR (Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de transport régional). It had its first flight on 27 October 1988.

Malindo Air 9M-LMG 2014-10-14 09.27.43
Malindo Air 9M-LMG 2014-10-14 09.27.43

MASwings (a Malaysia Airlines subsidiary) and Firefly are the two Malaysian operators who have been using ATR 72 aircraft in their operation. Before ATR 72-600 was introduced, they were using ATR 72-500s. Firefly was using 12 ATR 72-500s prior to introduction of ATR 72-600 in its service.

Apart from MASWings and Firefly, Malindo Air also has several ATR 72-600s in service.

 

ATR 72-600

Firefly took firm order of 20 ATR 72-600s in December 2012. Then, in July 5th 2013, it took first delivery of the aircraft.

Among the new features include full glass cockpit and larger overhead bins.

 

Sources: Wikipedia, Airlines and Destinations

Last modified on Apr 6, 2017 @ 10:48 PM