UTair signs $426 mln deal to buy 20 ATR aircraft

Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR will supply 20 new short-haul ATR-72-500 turboprop airliners to Russian airline UTair under a $426 million deal signed on Thursday.

Currently, UTair uses 17 ATR aircraft of different variants in Russia and Ukraine. UTair plans to use some of the new planes in Ukraine.

UTair’s fleet includes 184 aircraft. In 2011, the company plans to acquire 14 medium-haul Boeing 737, three long-range Boeing 757-200 airliners, and also three regional Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft.

KIEV, April 7 (RIA Novosti)

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