Published On: Fri, Dec 7th, 2012

DAE replaces its ATR

WILLEMSTAD – The local aviation company Dutch Antilles Express (DAE)’s  new management brought back the ATR 42 reposed during the previous administration. The original plans were a short term lease or until the same Lesser could supply DAE with a completely refurbished and overhauled aircraft to serve the routes Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire.

The new ATR 42 went through a very extensive overhaul in Germany in what is known as the Premier ATR Overhail Facility. The new aircraft will arrive early next week. The aircraft was already inspected by the Curacao Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) inspector who flew to Denmark together with DAE Technical Representatives who signed the Delivery Receipt. The aircraft has already been delivered to DAE.

The aircraft’s journey to her new home for the coming years will take her through the United States. It will become part of DAE’s ATR fleet that by February 2013 will include two additional ATR 72 with 64 passengers capacity. These blue leather seats aircrafts are former American Eagle planes. At the moment they are going through a comprehensive overhaul and pre delivery refurbishment. DAE will invest more than 20 million dollars on the new fleet expansion during the next 3 years starting with the additional ATR 72 early next year.

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