European turboprop manufacturer ATR has handed over the fourth and final VIP ATR 72-500 to the Royal Thai Air Force as interest in the executive version of its twin-turboprop regional airliner family continues to grow.
The Thai aircraft - used exclusively by the country's royal family,
government and military officials - have helped to spur interest in the
ATR 42 and 72, particularly from other customers in Asia, says ATR. "We
have opened discussions with a number of potential clients in Asia and
across the world who are looking for aircraft with low operating costs
and large cabins," says the EADS and Alenia joint venture. Read more...