Singapore based lessor Avation on Wednesday converted a pair of purchase rights for ATR 72-600s for delivery to Bangladesh’s US Bangla. Scheduled for delivery by the end of this year, the twin turboprops will help the airline expand its domestic network and increase frequency on certain trunk routes.
US Bangla now flies six ATR 72-600s, four Boeing 737-800s, and three De Havilland Dash 8-400s.
To replace the purchase rights that it exercised on Wednesday, Avation signed for an additional two for ATR 72-600s.
At the ATR exhibit at the Singapore show, ATR is demonstrating passenger-friendly features such as Braille safety information cards and a Hearing Aid Loop.
ATR pilots might want to check out the Universal Avionics ClearVision enhanced vision system wearable head-up display, which represents the first-ever installation in a commercial aircraft. The first deliveries of ATRs equipped with ClearVision went to airlines Aurigny and Drukair, based in Guernsey and Bhutan, respectively. ClearVision not only helps pilots gain greater situational awareness in low-visibility conditions but also helps airlines with reduced takeoff and landing minima, allowing for improved on-time departure and arrival performance.