Far Eastern Air Transport (FE, Taipei Sung Shan) has announced it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Nordic Aviation Capital for the lease of four ATR72-600s.

A statement to The China Post says the Avions de Transport Régional turboprops, FEAT's first such aircraft, will be delivered during the course of the current year.

FEAT is currently an all-McDonnell Douglas operation employing five MD-82s and three MD-83s on flights to sixteen destinations throughout Taiwan as well as China, Macau, and Japan.

As recently reported, FEAT was a major benefactor in the Taiwanese Civil Aviation Administration's apportionment of defunct carrier TransAsia Airways' route authorities. FEAT was awarded rights to Taipei Sung Shan-Fuzhou (3x weekly); Kaohsiung-Fuzhou (2x weekly); Taipei Taoyuan-Zhijiang (5x weekly); Kaohsiung-Xiamen (2x weekly); Taichung-Xiamen (2x weekly); Taipei Taoyuan-Xuzhou (3x weekly); Kaohsiung-Xuzhou (2x weekly); Taipei Sung Shan-Hefei (1x weekly); and Kaohsiung-Hefei (1x weekly).