Lessor Abelo Aviation also made its appearance in Dubai Air Show by placing an order of 20 ATR turboprop aircraft. This was the only order the planemaker bagged at the whole airshow.
Abelo Aviation ATR order
Ireland based Abelo Aviation has signed an agreement with ATR for purchasing 20 ATR 72-600 jets. This includes firm order of 10 jets with options of another 10.
In 2022 as well, the lessor placed an order. In 2022, the regional aircraft lessor placed a firm order of 10 ATR 72-600. Along with this, the lessor also confirmed a deal for 10 ATR 42-600S STOL aircraft in 2022.
Abelo Aviation is anticipating delivery of first brand new ATR by this year. Delivery of this new order is expected to start in 2026 and all aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2028.
Efficient & cost-effective
Abelo Aviation CEO Steve Gorman stated, “ATR aircraft provide the perfect solution for connecting communities and businesses economically and environmentally responsibly.”
“Our aim is to expedite the transition from older to the newest, lowest-emission models. ATR turboprops are the clear choice for this goal. We are confident that our investment will significantly expand our portfolio, aiding our airline partners in achieving exceptional performance, lower emissions, and improved passenger comfort.”
Till now, Abelo Aviation & ATR have signed deals of atleast 30 turboprop jets.
ATR’s CEO Nathalie Tarnaud Laude emphasized Abelo’s commitment to fuel-efficient and cost-effective turboprops, with 30 ATRs ordered. Turboprops’ adaptability, low operation cost, and low carbon footprint make them foundational for regional airlines globally. ATR and Abelo’s partnership is strong, grounded in shared goals and an understanding of turboprops’ lasting value. We are dedicated to providing Abelo with the most cutting-edge solutions for a very long time to come.”
About ATR 72
ATR 72 is a regional turboprop airliner. It is turboprop engine aircraft able to carry up to 78 passengers.
It has two PW100 turboprop engines, powering Hamilton Standard propellers with four or six blades. The newer PW127 engine, rated at 2,750 shp, enhances “hot and high” takeoff performance. The older PW124B engine, at 2,400 shp, equips earlier ATR 72 models.
It can land and take off at high airports like Kullu Airport that have short runways. To achieve a 20% weight reduction, engineers have made 30% of the wing using carbon fibers.