Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2383 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1078 times:
ATR Asset Management owns a lot of ATR 42s and ATR 72s and leases them to various airlines. If they are returned to ATR, they are typically flown back to France, get a F-WQ.. registration and are parked in St. Brieuc, Toulouse etc. until they find a new home.
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Airways45 From United Kingdom, joined May 2000, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1062 times:
ATRs are manufactured at Toulouse. In addition, ATR perform maintenance on aircraft at TLS so this might also be a reason. The ones that are parked are looking for new homes! In a way, they have already 'come home'!