First Air Lease ATR-600s heading to Brazil’s TRIP

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The first ATR-600s new lessor Air Lease ordered at last year's Farnborough airshow are heading to Brazilian carrier TRIP.

Air Lease ordered ten ATR 72-600s at the show, and said on 13 June that it had entered into long-term lease agreements with TRIP covering six aircraft.

In February of this year ATR CEO Filippo Bagnato told ATI that Brazilian carrier Azul would accept three of 11 -600 deliveries scheduled for this year and Air Lease was "very active and as far as I know they have already placed five of those aircraft".

Additionally, Trip is leasing six Embraer E-190LRs from Air Lease that are part of an order firmed in October originally announced at Farnborough. Deliveries of both sets of aircraft are scheduled to begin in July and continue through October 2012.

Royal Air Maroc is the first carrier accepting delivery of the new -600 variant.

Air Lease also announced several other new placements, including four new E-190s to Bulgaria Air being delivered in March, April, June and November of 2012.

Asiana has agreed to lease a new A330-300 from Air Lease, with delivery scheduled for September 2012.

Garuda Indonesia Airlines has forged a 12-year lease agreement with Air Lease covering a new A330-200 while Caribbean Airlines has taken delivery of a Boeing 737-800 on a long-term lease from the lessor.

Air Lease also revealed deals that were previously unannounced from prior quarters entailing six Boeing 737-800s on lease to five operators - two to Hainan, and one each to Shanghai Airlines, Sun Express and Sunwing.