Toulouse, France-based turboprop manufacturer ATR said Japan Air Commuter’s (JAC) decision to convert one of the ATR 42-600s it has on order into an ATR 72-600 would allow for the ATR 72’s arrival in Japan for the first time. JAC, Japan Airlines’ regional subsidiary, operates a fleet of 15 aircraft with 71 daily departures on 18 routes, between the Amami islands and Western Japan and had previously signed firm contracts with ATR for the introduction of nine ATR ...

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