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Villa Air Introduces The ATR 72-600 In The Maldives

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Maldivian carrier Villa Air, commercially known as FlyMe, is about to become the very first operator of an ATR -600 series aircraft in the archipelago. The airline will start operating an ATR 72-600 which has been delivered to the US-based lessor GECAS (GE Capital Aviation Services Limited), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing company of GE, who is leasing the aircraft to Villa Air. The aircraft, after arriving in the Maldives, will perform its inaugural flight between Malé and… (www.aero-news.net) Mais...

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HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 1
Long Live the Low-Rider

chris13
Chris Bryant 1
Wonder why they decided on the ATRs vs. the Bombardier aircraft (i.e. the Q-400)? Just curious.
preacher1
preacher1 2
Commonality I guess as they already had a couple.
bentwing60
bentwing60 2
I don't know about the the commonality aspect, suspect you have a better handle on that than I, but if that were not the case, my bet would be on cost delta. Bombardier is not exactly known as the low cost airframer.
preacher1
preacher1 1
I'm just guessing. They had 2 other ATR's according to the story but cost could be a big player too. Who knows
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 1
Acquisition Costs?
bentwing60
bentwing60 1
Just my guess.
bentwing60
bentwing60 2
Not just a guess anymore, Wiki says Q400=27 mln. and ATR72=22.1 mln.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 1
correct again lol!
AccessAir
AccessAir -1
French-Italian Death Machine...
preacher1
preacher1 2
Well, I wasn't gonna say anything as I hadn't flown any of the newer ones, but if they haven't made any vast improvements, they are worthless. Just ask AA