As the market leader, ATR must set the trend for the future of regional aviation. We are exploring the next evolution of our aircraft family with the pre-feasibility study of our ‘EVO’ concept.  

Based on mild hybridisation, the ATR ‘EVO’ concept aims to incorporate innovative technologies to enable significant improvements in operating costs and sustainability, while remaining affordable and versatile. We target an entry-into-service by 2030. 

New powerplant

with hybrid capability


sustainable aviation fuel capability


Less Fuel & CO2*


maintenance cost reduction*

* compared to aircraft with PW127M engines 

The ambition of the ATR EVO is to combine an ultra-efficient thermal engine with a battery-powered electrical motor, to optimise the engine core size through the use of electrical power, therefore maximising the overall efficiency of the propulsive system.  

Designed to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and direct maintenance costs (-20% compared to in-service aircraft powered by PW127M engines) while enhancing aircraft performance, the ATR EVO will remain a two-engine turboprop, with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) capability. 

In addition to an innovative propulsion system, the plan for the ATR EVO also foresees significant upgrades, including an eco-designed cabin, leveraging lighter, new bio-sourced materials, along with recycled and reusable materials, with a focus on reducing waste throughout the entire lifecycle of our products 

With the ATR EVO, we want to offer our customers and society ever more inclusive and responsible air transportation, allowing communities to benefit from more connectivity, more essential services, and more economic development.  

Continuing our vision into the future, beyond 2035, ATR plans for further developments by leveraging the ATR EVO’s readiness to incorporate disruptive technologies when available.