Quito-based Tame Linea Aerea del Ecuador, the commercial arm of the Ecuadorian Air Force, took delivery of its first turboprop powered aircraft, in the form of ATR42-500 (reg HC-CLT, serial 844) in Toulouse on 5 October 2011. The aircraft was the first of three new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M powered aircraft ordered directly from the manufacturer on 22 June 2011. The second aircraft (serial 849) is scheduled for delivery in November 2011 and the third (serial 854) is expected in February 2012. The new ATRs will complete a fleet renewal process which started with the arrival of the carrier's only other active owned aircraft, two Embraer E-170LRs, in March 2006. Since then, Tame has also received four leased Airbus single-aisle aircraft (three A320s and one A319) and two leased Embraer E-190ARs.
Fri, Oct 7 2011 10:23 AM
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