ATR wraps up successful International Paris Air Show
Four years after the last edition, the 54th International Paris Air Show, held at Le Bourget from 19 June to 25 June, ended today.
During the first four days of the show, the ATR teams welcomed to the chalet and onboard an Azul ATR 72-600 available on the static area, a number of customers, partners, suppliers, institutional representatives, strengthening essential links and reinforcing partnerships.
Altogether, we discussed the current and future challenges for ATR and the whole industry, and reaffirmed our common commitment to decarbonisation.
During a media briefing on Tuesday 20 June, Nathalie Tarnaud Laude, ATR’s Chief Executive Officer, covered the commercial market outlook, industry dynamics and outlined plans for the next five years, including production ramp-up and the futuristic ATR EVO.
She shared also the company’s recent market successes, announcing orders for 22 new aircraft, plus two options:
- 6 ATR 72-600 from Mandarin Airlines
- 2 ATR 72-600 with “All-Business Class” HighLine premium configuration from Berjaya Air
- 3 ATR 72-600 from Azul, plus options for 2 additional aircraft
- 8 ATR 72-600 from 3 undisclosed customers
- 3 ATR 42-600 from 2 undisclosed customers.
These achievements illustrate the clear upward trend and solid market appeal for its family of low-emission, comfortable and versatile turboprops with unbeatable economics.
Aviation enthusiasts enjoyed a remarkable performance from ATR test pilots during the first three days of the show, while they flew an ATR 72-600F, the brand-new purpose-built ATR Freighter, demonstrating both its manoeuvrability and low noise footprint.
Visitors to the ATR static area were also able to test the latest versions of the ATR 42-600 and the ATR 72-600 on Microsoft Flight Simulator and discover the new glass cockpit and latest innovations.
On the 5th day of the show, we focused on initiatives to attract the younger generation and the ATR pilots of tomorrow. As part of a campaign led by Campus des Métiers, we were pleased to welcome Air Corsica who flew one of their ATRs to the show with students on board. The enthusiastic ATR teams shared their passion about the fascinating and dynamic aerospace industry and students were given the opportunity to meet with ATR experts.
We closed the show with the ATR Family Day, as we, at ATR, strongly believe that the diversity of our people and our pride in our product are driving forces which, combined with our innovative spirit and creativity, have kept us ahead of the curve ever since the beginning of the ATR programme in 1981. These will continue to be key levers to support both our leading position on the regional market and the path towards decarbonisation.