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First ATR72-600F Aircraft Delivered to FedEx Express operated by ASL Airlines Ireland

                                                    FedEx Express announced 15 December the delivery of the first ATR 72-600F aircraft registered EI-GUL msn 1653. The aircraft will be operated by ASL Airlines Ireland, a FedEx ATR operator since 2000. The aircraft was delivered Toulouse to Shannon on 17th December for post delivery modifications. On the 3rd January the aircraft positioned Shannon to Paris CDG.  Stefano Bortoli, Chief Executive Office of ATR, said "Every manufacturer is proud when it develops and delivers a brand new aircraft, and given the uniquely challenging year the industry and the whole world has faced, handing over to FedEx Express this very first ATR 72-600F is an exciting and rewarding moment for our whole team here in ATR". FedEx Express made a firm purchase of 30 ATR 72-600F aircraft with options to purchase an additional 20 aicraft. The deliveries will be about six aircraft per year over a five-year period. ASL Airlines Ireland is due to take delive