Myanmar’s state-owned national airline Myanma Airways—to be renamed Myanmar National Airlines in the near future—signed a deal for six ATR 72-600s with six options at the Farnborough Airshow.

The aircraft will enable the carrier to expand its global footprint to establish itself as a major carrier in the region. The aircraft, which are scheduled for delivery between 2015 and 2017, will gradually replace its existing ATR fleet.

In addition, ATR will establish an MRO facility at Yangon International Airport.

Also at the airshow, Myanmar regional carrier Air Mandalay placed a firm order for six Mitsubishi Regional Jet MRJ90s and taken options on a further four aircraft, marking its first move into jet operations.