ATR said it started ground tests of the ATR 42/72 series 600 "pre-series aircraft," beginning with the electrical systems and the "New Generation Avionics Suite" supplied by Thales Aerospace. Commenting on the milestone, ATR Senior VP-Operations Luigi Lombardi stated, "We are proud of starting the ground tests of the aircraft, which represent the result of a very strong work done in the last months, in partnership with Thales." The 600 series pre-series aircraft, an ATR 72, will make its ...

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