regional carrier Trigana
Air Service wants to get another three ATR 42 turboprops so it can phase out
its Fokker F27s.
Trigana deputy general manager Erwin Asmar says the airline is seeking
to lease or purchase three ATR 42s and is interested in the -300 model although
it would consider the newer -500 model if it can secure “back-up financing”.
it secures leased aircraft it would like the lease term to be 4-5 years, says Asmar.
three ATR 42s are required so the airline can phase out its last three Fokker
27s, he adds.
Trigana is primarily a charter
operator that transports passengers and freight but it also has some scheduled
the three F27s, it also has one ATR 72-200, six ATR 42-300 passenger aircraft, one
ATR 42 freighter, three de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters, one Boeing
737-200, two de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou aircraft and two Cessna