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Emerald Airlines Takes Delivery of 6th ATR 72-600 on Lease From Nordic Aviation Capital

Emerald Airlines has today taken delivery of their 6th ATR 72-600 on lease from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), expanding their fleet to 13 aircraft. Emerald is the exclusive operator for Aer Lingus Regional, and NAC is the world’s largest regional aircraft lessor.


From Left: Emerald Airlines' Director of Engineering and Fleet, Richard Spencer and NAC's SVP Marketing, Emanuele Andreta - Courtesy Emerald Airlines

On Thursday (June 9, 2022), Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator for Aer Lingus Regional, announced the delivery of their 6th ATR 72-600 on lease from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the world’s largest regional aircraft lessor. The delivery expands Emerald’s fleet to a total of 13 aircraft. The ATR 72-600 forms the backbone of Emerald’s fleet, as the aircraft sets the standard for short-haul flights, due to its short takeoff and landing capabilities, while offering the best fuel efficiency and lowest emissions in its class. Compared to a similar-sized regional jet, the annual environmental footprint of an ATR 72-600 is 4,000 tonnes less.


Accepting the delivery from NAC in Toulouse, Emerald Airlines’ Director of Engineering and Fleet, Richard Spencer, said,


“We are delighted to have accepted our 6th ATR72 aircraft from NAC. The ATR72 is an essential part of our strategy at Emerald Airlines – offering high frequency, convenient, and affordable air travel across Ireland and the U.K. We would like to thank the team at NAC for their belief and support and look forward to adding this aircraft to our growing fleet.”


Also commenting on Emerald’s latest aircraft delivery, Nordic Aviation Capital’s Senior Vice President – Marketing, Emanuele Andreta, added,


“NAC is very proud to be a partner with Emerald Airlines. In delivering our 6th aircraft to Emerald, we are grateful to have built a strong relationship over a short period with Emerald’s Technical and Management Team.”


Dublin-based Emerald Airlines is Ireland’s newest regional carrier and the exclusive operator of the Aer Lingus Regional route network. The airline offers a range of solutions including, franchise, wet-lease and private charter flying. Emerald Airlines’ dedicated team of aviation specialists provide customers with customized fleet solutions. The carrier currently operates Aer Lingus Regional flights from Dublin and Belfast City airports, with over 430 weekly flights on 18 routes to and from 14 airports including Bristol, Birmingham, Exeter, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Isle of Man, Newquay among others. Managed by a team of highly-experienced aviation professionals, Emerald’s mission is to safely and sustainability grow the business through innovation, expertise and a commitment to exceeding the expectations of their customers and airline partners.


Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is a leading regional aircraft lessor serving approximately 70 airline customers in over 45 countries. The company’s current fleet includes nearly 500 aircraft including ATR42/72s, De Havilland Canada Dash 8s, Mitsubishi CRJ900/1000s, Airbus A220s and Embraer E-Jet Family aircraft.



Source(s): Emerald Airlines, Nordic Aviation Capital

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