At the 2024 edition of the Singapore Airshow, regional aircraft manufacturer ATR reaffirmed its position as a global leader in regional aviation through confirmations of orders and fleet placements.
ATR kicked off the show with the introduction of the first brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft in Central Asia, through Uzbek airline Silk Avia, part of the Uzbekistan Airways Group.
The growing demand for ATR’s reliable and versatile turboprops was underlined by the unveiling of two orders which were part of the manufacturer’s undisclosed commitments of 2023. These include an order for two ATR 42-600 from Maldivian and one ATR 72-600 from Air Tahiti.
The unrivalled capabilities of ATR’s aircraft family to connect regions responsibly, affordably and efficiently was further reinforced by the expansion of Cebu Pacific’s fleet, with two leased ATR 72-600.
The manufacturer also confirmed the placement of two leased ATR 72-600 at Fly91, a start-up regional carrier set to connect unserved and underserved routes across India.
This year’s show was marked by renewed confidence from longstanding ATR supporters and trust from new entrants to the market, endorsing the relevance of ATR’s products and services for all business cases and types of regional operations.
“These aircraft will support our airline partners in providing seamless connectivity to their passengers, bridging gaps in air transportation networks, and bringing communities closer than ever before,” said ATR.
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Air Tahiti, a state-run air transport operator in French Polynesia based at Faa’a International Airport, Papeete, placed an order for an additional ATR 72-600 aircraft with ATR during the Singapore Airshow 2024.
According to ATR, this order was initiated in 2023 and remained undisclosed. The airline has an existing fleet of 10 aircraft.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates – the Emirates Pilot Recruitment Team is gearing up for the final stretch of their Pilot Roadshow, making stops in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, as well as Auckland, New Zealand.
- Sydney, Australia: 17-18 March 2024
- Melbourne, Australia: 19-20 March 2024
- Auckland, New Zealand: 22-23 March 2024
Source: Mandy Kelly
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One of Australia’s largest pilot training organizations Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) has extended congratulations to CP113 Cadets (Cathay Pacific) on their graduation ceremony.
Flight Training Adelaide is one of two pilot training cadet program partners of Hong Kong based flag carrier Cathay Pacific. The flight school located at Parafield Airport, South Australia, took delivery of two Diamond DA40 aircraft earlier in January 2024. With these two additional aircraft, FTA will operate a total of 64 DA40 aircraft across both Parafield and Wellcamp sites in Australia.
Source: Flight Training Adelaide
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1978 established New Zealand flight training organisation Nelson Aviation College, which offers a wide range of courses including Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Basic Gas Turbine, and Instrument Rating, has inducted around 17 new student pilots to its February 2024 intake of Private Pilot License (PP) and Diploma students.
Back in October 2023 Nelson Aviation College shared that it had partnered with flight simulator manufacturer True Course Simulations (TCS) and took delivery of the flight school’s first TCS Immersive Training Device (ITD).
Source: Nelson Aviation College
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