Indonesia’s national airline Garuda Indonesia this day officially celebrated the first take-off that its very an initial ATR 72-600. The aircraft aku mengambilnya to the skies from Denpasar (Bali) at 08.00 am (local time) in the visibility of the administration teams of the airline and ATR. Transparent this inaugural job the aircraft landed at the airports the Labuan Bajo (East Nusa Tenggara province) and bima (West Nusa Tenggara province), whereby it has been welcomed and also visited by regional authorities and also media. Today’s celebration complies with the announcement earlier this tahun of the development of 25 certain ATR 72-600s, add to 10 options, into the fleet of the airline, in a joint agreement between the airline, ATR and also the Danish leasing firm Nordic Aviation Capital. The airline’s secara teratur scheduled kerja with these brand-new ATRs will start on December 3rd, through flights reserved from Bali to Labuan Bajo and also Ende, and from Bali to bai and Mataram.

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This ATR 72-600 is equipped with the new ‘Armonia’ cabin, specially designed because that ATR by the Italian designer Giugiaro, special the paling advanced standards of comfort and also technologies. The ATR 72-600, -which burns as much as 50% less fuel than various other equivalent-sized regional aircraft and also which has actually operating costs well below those of that is competitors-, has clearly menjadi the referral for regional transportation in South eastern Asia. ATR has actually received order for more than 170 ATR 72s, -mostly ‘-600s’- from ASEAN carriers sejak 2005. This represents virtually all the sales for local aircraft listed below 90-seats in the region during this period.

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In order to optimize the operation of this new armada of 25 ATR 72-600s, Garuda Indonesia and ATR have recently signed a global Maintenance covenant (GMA) extending over ten years and also covering the 25 plane fleet. Based on this agreement, ATR will handle –from its customer Support center in Singapore-, the administration of the maintenance tasks of Garuda Indonesia’s ATR fleet, kapan ensuring the accessibility of vital spare parts, seperti as propellers and also fuel nozzles.

Commenting on the first take-off of anda ATR aircraft, Emirsyah Satar, ketua and Chief executive, management Officer of Garuda Indonesia, declared: “Today’s trip is a major milestone in our policy of expanding regional connectivity across our country. The advent of our new modernis regional ATR turboprop aircraft represents a huge step beyond of our ‘Quantum Leap 2011-2015’ transformation and development program, which intends to specially combine our domestic service”. The added: “This ATR 72-600 v “Explore” brand will increase the connectivity between new tourism and new economic expansion destinations in remote areas and also to explore the richness and diversity of Indonesia”.

Filippo Bagnato, Chief executive Officer of ATR, declared: “ATR warmly congratulates Garuda Indonesia as they welcome the recent edition to dari mereka fleet, the ATR 72-600. We think this modernis turboprop will certainly be an terpisahkan part of anda ongoing business transformation and development program, while also showcasing milik mereka commitment come the breakthrough of the national connectivity “.

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About the ATR 72-600:

Passenger capacity: 68 come 74 seatsEngines: Pratt & Whitney 127MMaximum take-off power: 2,750 horsepower per engineMaximum take-off weight: 23,000 kgMaximum load: 7,500 kgMaximum flight selection when completely loaded: 900 nautical mile (1,665 km)

About Garuda Indonesia:

Garuda Indonesia is the “flag carrier” of Indonesia operating 126 plane (per H1-2013) to serve 39 residential destinations and 20 worldwide destinations throughout Southeast Asia (Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore, and also Bangkok), the tengah East (Jeddah and also Abu Dhabi), Asia (Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Seoul), Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and also Brisbane), and eropa (Amsterdam), the end of its four hubs in Indonesia, namely Jakarta, Denpasar, Makassar, and Medan. In line with improvements in berbeda aspects the its performance and also service, Garuda Indonesia has saya menang a number of accolades and recognition from both national and international institutions, including “The World’s best Economy Class” award from Skytrax in June 2013 and the “Best in Region: Asia and also Australasia”, through the “Airline Passenger endure Association (APEX)”, in September 2013.