Indonesia's Trigana continuing to add ATR aircraft

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Indonesian carrier Trigana Air Service is about to add a third ATR 72-200 and is still in the market for more ATR aircraft.

The airline’s ATR fleet comprises seven ATR 42-300s and two ATR 72-200s and “this month we will have another coming in, an ATR 72-200”, says an official who works in engineering at Trigana and wishes to remain anonymous.

The official says the airline has scrapped one of its last three Fokker F27s that were in service and is using it for spare parts. He says the airline wants to add more ATR 42s to replace the F27s.

He says the F27s are being phased out because it is becoming difficult to find spare parts.

The airline also operates one Boeing 737-200, three de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters, one de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou, two Cessna 206s and a Lockheed Martin L-100-30 Hercules.

It used to have a second Caribou but this was scrapped after it was damaged after running off a runway in West Papua last June.