regional aircraft

November 14, 2011 - 9:25am

Russia’s NordStar Air ordered three ATR 42-600s yesterday, adding to the Siberia-based carrier’s previous commitment for a pair of the 48-seat twin turboprop and options for two more. This takes ATR’s orders tally for 2011 to an impressive 148, and the European airframer now claims an 80-percent share of the market for 50- to 90-seat regional airliners sold this year.