​US cargo specialist FedEx Express will become the launch customer for the line-produced ATR 72-600 freighter, after placing a firm order for 30 aircraft, plus 20 options. ATR described the deal as a “major contract” and said the new ATR 72-600F cargo version will enter into service with FedEx Express in 2020. “These aircraft will be the first new ATRs to be directly delivered from the factory in a freighter configuration,” ATR said, announcing the deal Nov. ...

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