Airlines Aurigny orders three ATR 72-600s

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Aircraft manufacturer ATR and Channel Island based airline Aurigny have announced that the carrier ordered three ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft.

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Following the approval from the States of Guernsey, the deal was announced from both sides. Initially, the deal was made during the Farnborough International Airshow in July 2018 over the course of a Letter of Intention (LoI).

With the new aircraft in its fleet, Aurigny hopes to offer better standards of comfort to its customers. Moreover, the fleet modernization will help the carrier to offer more destinations with less disruption of passenger travel.

According to ATR, the aircraft will be delivered to Aurigny starting August 2019. All three frames will feature ATR´s newest ClearVision Enhanced Vision System (EVS). Aurigny is the launch customer of this programme.

ClearVision is an avionics suite that has been developed by ATR. It delivers a Synthetic Vision System that includes a Head-Up Display for pilots. Moreover, a Combined Vision System (CVS) offers better situational awareness and ensures the best possible vision for the pilots.

Stefano Bortoli CEO of ATR said: “Aurigny’s new ATRs, equipped with ClearVision™ will reduce delays and cancellations for its passengers. To have Aurigny as the launch customer for this technology is the perfect seal of approval for its effectiveness. We are proud that our latest-generation ATRs equipped with this cutting-edge solution will provide improved connectivity for the people of Guernsey.”

Mark Darby CEO of Aurigny said: “Aurigny plays a key role in assuring vital connectivity between Guernsey and the UK and Europe. These new aircraft are going to make a significant difference both to our flight operations and to the people of Guernsey.”

Aurigny was established over 50 years ago in 1968. Its main hub is located at Guernsey, a British Channel Island. Focus cities are Alderney and London. The current fleet consists of one ATR 42 and three ATR 72s. Moreover, the airline took delivery of a first Embraer 195 last year. Aurigny is owned by the States of Guernsey.

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