EUROPE & CIS: More ATP freighters for Atlantic

UK freight carrier Atlantic Airlines has signed agreements with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft for the long-term lease of a further six ATP Freighters. The addition of the six leased ATPFs will bring the airline’s operational fleet of this 8-tonne freighter aircraft type to eleven. The first two leased aircraft (msn 2012 and 2013) were delivered […]


UK freight carrier Atlantic Airlines has signed agreements with BAE Systems Regional Aircraft for the long-term lease of a further six ATP Freighters. The addition of the six leased ATPFs will bring the airline’s operational fleet of this 8-tonne freighter aircraft type to eleven.

The first two leased aircraft (msn 2012 and 2013) were delivered in the last quarter of 2007 to Atlantic Airlines’ engineering facility at Coventry Airport, following conversion into a Large Freight Door (LFD) variant at the Romaero plant in Baneasa, Bucharest.

At Coventry, Atlantic Airlines installed the BAE Systems E-Class interior into these aircraft. The first aircraft was completed late in 2007 and has entered into revenue service, with the second to enter service early in 2008.

The remaining four leased aircraft are also being converted at Romaero. The first delivery this year will be in the first quarter (msn 2008), followed by two in the second quarter (msns 2007 and 2014) and the final aircraft in the third quarter (msn 2016).

The airline currently operates a total of five ATPFs. Four of these are LFD variants and are leased from Regional Aircraft. The fifth aircraft is a bulk-loaded E-Class variant that is leased from International Air Parts Pty Ltd.