An ATR 42-500 was destroyed and one maintenance worker was injured in a June 9 fire at Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (LKPR), Prague, Czech Republic. The airplane was parked inside Czech Airlines Technics’ Hangar F for maintenance when an explosion occurred, followed by a fire that destroyed the twin turboprop.
Romanian flag carrier Tarom took delivery of its first ATR 72-500 last month under the terms of a $37 million contract it signed last year for two of the twin turboprops. The airline currently operates a fleet of seven ATR 42-500s and will take delivery of its second new ATR 72 later this year.
Growing European FBO group Execair has opened a new facility at Prague Ruzyne Airport in the Czech Republic. It has also acquired Parc Aviation Handling at Ireland’s Dublin Airport.