Florida's Silver Airways takes delivery of first ATR42

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Florida's Silver Airways takes delivery of first ATR42

Unread post by bimjim » Fri Apr 20, 2018

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Florida's Silver Airways takes delivery of first ATR42
20 April, 2018

Silver Airways (3M, Fort Lauderdale Int'l) has taken delivery of its first Avions de Transport Régional turboprop following the arrival of ATR42-600 N400SV (msn 1214) at Orlando Int'l on April 16.

Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows the brand new aircraft was ferried to Florida from Toulouse Blagnac via Las Palmas, Praia, Natal Aluizio Alves, Cayenne, Fort de France, and San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin between April 13 and 16.

The Floridian carrier signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Franco-Italian manufacturer for the acquisition of up to 50 new ATR-600 series aircraft in August last year. Of the 50, 20 were secured by Silver Airways via lease financing. According to Nordic Aviation Capital, the 20 aircraft include sixteen ATR42-600s and four ATR72-600s.

As it stands, schedule data shows Silver Airways expects to begin commercial ATR42 flights on May 23 with service from Orlando Int'l to Huntsville followed by Freeport (Bahamas) on June 28. Branson base operations are expected to start from August 30 with service to Chicago O'Hare, Houston Intc'l, and New Orleans Int'l.

Collectively, the ATRs will replace Silver's current fleet of twenty Saab 340B(Plus) which average 20 years of age.

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