Malé, Maldives – Island Aviation Services Ltd has today announced that the company has signed a contact for the purchase of three ATR aircrafts.
The ATR aircrafts to be delivered in 2022 are two ATR 72-600 and one ATR 42-600.
The aircrafts are equipped with PW127XT engines, with a 3% decrease in fuel consumption and a 20% decrease in maintenance costs. The ATR aircrafts are also compatible with sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).
The Maldives national airline, Maldivian, along with manufacturer ATR are focused on environment friendly economic development.
We are proud to contribute sustainably to the modernisation and expansion of the flag carrier of the MaldivesStefano Bortoli, ATR’s Chief Executive Officer
“We are pleased to take this next step in our expansion plans with ATR. We believe the new generation of ATR aircraft with the XT engines offer something we have been looking for in our fleet modernization, taking a step towards sustainability while keeping an eye on the operating costs as well as enhancing the cabin modernity and passenger comfort,” said Mohamed Mihad, Managing Director of Maldivian.