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ATR @ TLS

Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:18 pm

Why are there so many ATR's parked at TLS.


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Thanks for the Info.

Tom.
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RE: ATR @ TLS

Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:47 pm

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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RE: ATR @ TLS

Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:39 pm

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'!

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