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Aer Arann signs $180m plane deal

Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:31 pm
by Chaos
Regional airline Aer Arann has agreed to buy 10 new planes from French regional aircraft maker ATR over the next three years.

Aer Arann says the $180m deal is the third largest in Irish aviation history. The airline will replace and supplement its existing fleet of ATR aircraft, bringing its total to 20.

Managing director Padraig O C?idigh said the expansion would enable Aer Arann to develop its network further in to the UK and mainland Europe.

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 7:37 pm
by doyler
Would have loved to c Dash 8ths in aer arrann flights but ATR?S just as gud

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:23 pm
by dowlingm
If only an ATR72 could be fitted with PW150 instead of PW127 and do FL250/360kt :D :D :D

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:17 pm
by doyler
Yea that would be gud

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:44 pm
dowlingm wrote:...and do FL250/360kt..

360 IAS at FL250 sounds a bit fast for a turboprop. Would outrun everything bar the 747!

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:48 pm
by Flyer1
360TAS I reckon. Still though, thats shifting it quickly for an ATR.