European turboprop manufacturer ATR announced a batch of orders and commitments for a total of nine aircraft from five airlines July 13. Normally, manufacturers save up such announcements for major airshows, and the 2018 iteration of the Farnborough show opens July 16. However, the Franco-Italian OEM has chosen to release news of its sales successes early. Drukair, the national carrier of the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan, has signed up for an ATR 42-600 and will be the first operator ...

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