Toulouse, December 23, 2016 – The Indian carrier Trujet has become a new ATR 72-600 operator. The airline has received its first brand-new ATR leased from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE).
The aircraft is configured with 70 seats and equipped with the new Armonia cabin, featuring the most modern standards for passenger comfort. This ATR 72-600 will join the current airline fleet of three ATR 72-500s, thus supporting Trujet’s aim of further regional expansion in South India. The airline started its operations with ATR aircraft in July 2015.
Commenting on the delivery, Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer of DAE, declared: “The ATR 72-600 is an outstanding asset for our company, as it represents the most popular, fuel-efficient and versatile aircraft of its category. Our choice for this aircraft is clear, as it demonstrates very strong value in the market over time and it is instrumental in the development of regional aviation networks all over the world.”
Umesh Vankayalapati, Managing Director of Trujet, underlined that the airline has been operating ATR aircraft successfully for over one year. “We are pleased to introduce this new ATR 72-600 and to offer our passengers enhanced services with improved comfort, more routes, and increased frequency. The ATR 72-600 perfectly matches our operational requirements combining fuel-efficiency, cost-effectiveness and reliability. We are pleased to further partner with ATR and DAE in our growth strategy across India.”
Christian Scherer, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, declared: "The ATR family of aircraft is the ideal solution to meet the new Indian Regional Connectivity Scheme, designed to stimulate traffic and thus economic growth in areas not yet fully connected by air. We congratulate TruJet on being a pioneering actor in this field we are certain TruJet.s customers will enjoy the new ATR with its unmatched passenger comfort and operational reliability, and we thank our partners at DAE for making it happen."
About the ATR 72-600:
- Passenger capacity: 68-78 seats
- Engines: PW127M, from Pratt & Whitney Canada
- Maximum power at take-off: 2,750 shaft horsepower (SHP) per engine
- Maximum weight at take-off: 23,000 kg
- Maximum payload: 7,500 kg
- Maximum range with full passenger load: 900 nautical miles (1,665 km)
Hyderabad-based Trujet started operations in July 2015 and operates three ATR 72-500s to airports such as Hyderabad, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kadapa, Goa, Nagpur, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, and Vijayawada. The airline plans to expand services to more cities in the months to come.
About Dubai Aerospace Enterprise:
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd, headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is a globally-recognized aerospace corporation. DAE is the largest aircraft leasing company in the Middle East and hold an aircraft portfolio of approximately US$ 4 billion. DAE is majority-owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai. For additional information, log on to www.dubaiaerospace.com