ATR and the Finish carrier Finncomm Airlines announced the purchase of 5 ATR 72-500s for a contract valued at over $90 million.
In 2005, Finncomm Airlines ordered 8 ATR 42-500s, plus options for 8 additional aircraft. In 2006 the airline converted 4 of the firm 42-500s into ATR 72-500s, and also announced the exercise of three of the options into firm ATR 72-500s. With this latest deal, Finncomm Airlines completes the exercise of the remaining options and will become the largest operator of ATR 500s series aircraft in Europe, with 4 ATR 42-500s and 12 ATR 72-500s.
The aircraft will be configured with 68 seats, will be equipped with higher rated PW 127M engines, Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), and with the “Elegance Cabin”, and will feature state-of-the-art technological innovations in the field of communications