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ATR Delivers First 78-Seat Turboprop to Launch Customer

Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific airline, has taken delivery of the very first ATR 72-600 High Capacity aircraft from ATR headquarters in Blagnac, France.

Configured with 78 seats, this brand new option of the ATR 72 has ten additional seats compared to the standard configuration of 68, combining reduced seat mile costs and class comfort.

With a dispatch reliability of 99.7%, the ATR 72-600 series is perfectly adapted for regional operations in all types of environment.

In addition, the ATR -600 series features a state-of-the-art glass cockpit incorporating the latest innovations in avionics technology.

This new avionics brings improved communication, navigation and surveillance capabilities allowing further flight path optimization and access to more challenging airports.

Cebu Pacific will progressively replace its current fleet of eight ATR 72-500s – which are configured with 72 seats – with a fleet of 16 new ATR 72-600s, with 78 seats.

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