Danish aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) signed an agreement for the purchase of up to 90 ATR-600 regional turboprop aircraft, worth $2.1-billion.
ATR, a joint venture between EADS and Finmeccanica, said the agreement includes 35 firm orders for 30 ATR 72-600s and five ATR 42-600s, with the remaining aircraft included as future options. The agreement was signed on the second day of the 2013 Paris Air Show.
NAC Chairman Martin Moller said the ATR 600 series aircraft are in "strong demand" with regional airlines. ATR has sold one in four of its turboprop planes to leasing companies over the past three years.
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