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.


Source: Md Shaifuzzaman Ayon

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