PICTURE: ATR 72-600 makes low-key show debut in Morocco

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ATR's new -600 series turboprop made its air show debut at the AeroExpo in Marrakech, Morocco, on 27 January.

The test airframe, an ATR 72-600 registered F-WWEY, was on static display at the event, surrounded by military aircraft.

This somewhat muted first appearance is linked with Royal Air Maroc Express' having ordered six of the new variant - four ATR 72-600s and two 42-600s - along with options for a further two 72-600s.

ATR's test aircraft has accumulated 40 flight hours to date and the ATR 72-600 is expected to be certified by the end of 2010.

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