Gecas Adds to ATR Portfolio

 - February 7, 2012, 12:25 AM

GE Capital Aviation Services (Gecas) announced last month that it placed an order for another two ATR 72-600s, along with options for a further two, from the Franco-Italian turboprop manufacturer. The order follows Gecas’ first-ever ATR order placed in June at the Paris Air Show and brings the total number of ATRs ordered by the leasing company to 17, along with options on another 17. Gecas expects to begin taking delivery of the new airplanes late this year.

Gecas has already leased three of its newly ordered ATR 72-600s to Brazilian regional carrier Trip and has signed with Jet Airways in India for another five.