For ATR, obtaining the order from FedEx Express for 30 new ATR 72-600F freighters posed a double challenge. The first one has already been met because signing the contract confirmed the package carrier determined that the business case for a new aircraft—as opposed to converting a secondhand one—was convincing. The second challenge involves developing and certifying the cargo variant of the regional turboprop in two years. The sales agreement is an important one for the ...

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