ATR, the equal partnership between Airbus and Leonardo, will use the Farnborough International Airshow to display its all-new ATR 42-600 in the livery of its U.S. launch customer, Silver Airways. The plane, which will be leased from Nordic Aviation Capital, will be open to inspection of attendees to the airshow.
According to an ATR press release, the company will also be seizing the opportunity of the airshow to showcase additional innovations, with a dedicated display area near to the ATR 42-600 which will be used for the passenger seats, the Neo Classic and Neo Prestige. The Cabinstream system which enables passengers to stream multimedia content will be on show, as will ClearVision™, a commercial aviation first which, according to ATR: “improves a pilot’s situational awareness with optimized Head-Up capabilities which can also be coupled with Enhanced and Synthetic Vision Systems.”
Silver Airways was founded in 2011 and is headquartered at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. It operates around 170 daily scheduled flights to ten cities in Florida, while also serving eight destinations in the Bahamas, from its three hubs at Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa.
Its fleet of 22 Saab 340Bs is now being augmented with ATR Family aircraft, with orders for 15 46-seat ATR 42-600s and four 70-seat ATR 72-600s, which are all scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2020.Email Post to a Friend