Singapore lessor Avation has converted purchase rights on two ATR 72-600s into firm orders and will place the turboprops with US-Bangla Airlines on lease later this year.
As part of the deal, the lessor has taken two more purchase rights to replace those exercised for the Bangladeshi carrier.
Avation executive chairman Jeff Chatfield notes that this will maintain the lessor’s ATR 72-600 purchase rights at 25.
ATR chief executive Stefano Bortoli says the two aircraft to be operated by US-Bangla will be delivered from June.
Cirium fleets data shows that US-Bangla currently operates six ATR 72-600s, four Boeing 737-800s and three Bombardier Q400s.
The airline’s flies to eight international destinations and seven domestic points in Bangladesh