carrier Aeromar has signed
a memorandum of understanding covering two ATR 72-500s, which will mark its
entry into the 70-seat sector.
City-based Aeromar, which
was founded in 1987, deploys a fleet of six ATR 42-300s and 10 -500s on its
Aeromar executive VP Ami Lindenberg says: “Aeromar’s current network is
well-established and developed thanks in part to the performance of the ATR
aircraft, which are able to land in all the regions of our country, including
the smallest airports.
has contributed to the growth and strengthening of important economic and
social ties across Mexico.
Now we have decided that it is time to face the challenge of expanding our ATR fleet
with the larger-capacity 72-500 in order to meet the increased demand on some
dense routes and stimulate additional traffic.”
values the deal at over $36 million. The two aircraft will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW127M
PW127M is a new
standard engine for the ATR 42 and 72, offering a 5% thrust increase on the larger variant for use in hot and high
chief executive Stephane Mayer says: “The recent
improvements we have made to the ATR 72-500 performance allows this aircraft to
operate effectively in the hot and high conditions of Mexico
City, opening up the possibility for the airline to meet
the market growth.”