Middle East lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has ordered 20 ATR 72-600s and taken options on another 20, marking its first step into regional aircraft leasing. DAE, which has a $3.3 billion portfolio including Airbus A320s, Boeing 737s, A330s and 777s, is scheduled to take delivery of the ATRs in 2015-2018. Announcing the deal at the Singapore Airshow, DAE managing director Khalifa AlDaboos said the $988 million deal was “just the beginning” and that he hopes to “do ...

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