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PARIS 2009: Afrijet firms up order for four ATR 72-500s

17th June 2009 - 04:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Nigerian carrier Afrijet Airlines and ATR have signed a contract for the airline to purchase four ATR 72-500 aircraft. The deal is valued $80 million, and follows a HoA (Heads of Agreement) announced in the first week of June.

With the signature for these 68-seat aircraft, Afrijet becomes a new ATR customer and the third to operate ATRs in Nigeria. These PW 127M-powered 72-500s will feature ATR’s Elegance Cabin and inflight entertainment.

The contract was signed by Stéphane Mayer, ATR CEO (left in pic) and Capt William Berry Noelle, managing director of Afrijet (right in pic), and witnessed by Babatunde Omotoba, the Nigerian Minister of Aviation (centre).

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