November 8, 2017 / 11:15 AM / 11 days ago

FedEx Express orders up to 50 ATR 72-600F freighter planes

PARIS, Nov 8 (Reuters) - ATR, the world’s largest maker of turboprop planes, announced on Wednesday an order from FedEx Express for up to 50 of its 72-600F freighter planes.

ATR, which is a joint venture between Airbus and Italian company Leonardo, said the FedEx order comprised a firm commitment to buy 30 of the planes, with an option to buy another 20.

The deliveries of the ATR 72-600Fs to FedEx Express will begin in 2020, added ATR. (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta, editing by Louise Heavens)

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