In September 2012 an ATR 42 took off from Yangon Airport. The event marked the start of a new chapter in Myanmar’s aviation history, as it was the first commercial flight of FMI Air Charter. FMI Air Charter currently operates about 19 flights a week between the commercial hub, Yangon and the capital city Nay Pyi Taw. In addition to our scheduled flights FMI Air Charter also provides bespoke charter services to over 20 airports within Myanmar, enabling customers to tailor their air travel schedule to fit their specific needs.
• We strive to create a new standard of air travel in Myanmar, and aim to ensure that our passengers’ ground and in-flight experience is as enjoyable and as comfortable as possible.
The ATR 72 is derived from the ATR 42 with a 4.5 m stretched fuselage, taking the seating capacity up to a maximum of 74 passengers. The two aircraft feature a high degree of commonality.
The ATR 42 is a twin-turboprop, short-haul regional airliner built in France and Italy by ATR (Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de Transport Régional). The ATR 42 has become a reference in the regional air transport industry and is a best seller in its market segment. The ATR 42 with a seating capacity of up to 46 passengers is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120 engines which power the aircraft to a cruising speed of approximately 260 kts.
Beechcraft 1900 D
The Beechcraft 1900 is a 19-passenger, twin-engine turboprop airplane manufactured by the Beechcraft Division of the Raytheon Company (now Hawker Beechcraft). The 1900D was designed to provide a “stand-up cabin,” which would allow most passengers to walk upright. It is one of only two 19-seat airliners with this feature. A total of 695 Beechcraft 1900 aircraft were built, making the airliner the best-selling 19-passenger airliner in history. The 1900D is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D turboprop engines, generating a cruising speed of about 280 kts.