Japan Air Commuter Co.—member of the JAL Group—has ordered eight 50-seat ATR 42-600s, plus one option and 14 purchase rights, at the Paris Air Show. ATR, which valued the order at $496 million, said this deal is its first contract with a Japanese airline. Operations will start in 2017 with the remaining aircraft to be delivered over the next three years. The aircraft will be used to replace its current regional aircraft on its main routes as well as on operations to smaller ...

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