ATRはめでたく40周年を迎え、今後も地域航空の未来を作っていきます

  • 1,800 aircraft sold over the company’s four decade history
  • ATR to further incorporate innovative technologies in its aircraft to serve local communities and regions sustainably

Toulouse, 4 November 2021 – ATR today marks its 40-year anniversary, celebrating key breakthroughs for regional aviation over the past four decades. The market-leading turboprop manufacturer will also use this milestone to look to the future, as it continues to incorporate innovative and sustainable technologies into its aircraft.

On November 4 1981, ATR’s founding partners – Aerospatiale of France and Aeritalia of Italy – signed the agreement that sealed the shared ambition to produce an aircraft designed for regional connectivity. With an initial business case for a few hundred aircraft, 40 years later, the ATR family now has four versions and ATR has sold 1,800 aircraft. The programme’s enduring success stems from a design that set a benchmark in innovation, incorporating composite materials for the first time. This initial technological leap has since been supplemented by the company’s dedication to continuous development, integrating new technology that deliver tangible benefits to passengers and operators alike.

Burning 40% less fuel, emitting 40% less CO2 than regional jets and able to serve the world’s most challenging runways, the ATR is the go-to aircraft to provide essential connectivity, sustainably. The combination of this fuel efficiency and versatility, has made it the perfect tool to deliver regional connectivity to local communities, supporting people to connect for business, education, healthcare and leisure opportunities.

ATR has built strong foundations with which to enter the next phase of regional aviation and has set ambitious milestones in the years to come:

  • Fly on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) by 2025
  • Deliver the ATR 42-600S Short Take-Off and Landing version by 2025 and open up connectivity to 500 additional airports with short runways
  • Expand the regional freighter offer with the ATR72-600F, tapping into the demand for 460 regional freighters over the next 20 years.

Stefano Bortoli, CEO of ATR said: “Our story is one of innovation and progress. Over four decades, we have brought connectivity and economic opportunity to remote regions across the globe. Most importantly, we will continue to make a difference, connecting people, businesses and local communities in a sustainable way over the next 40 years. We will support our customers by providing them with the latest available technologies, paving the way for zero-emission aviation by 2050.”

ATR industrial sites in Toulouse are also celebrating this milestone, starting with a fly over from the ATR aircraft family and other employee events throughout the day.

To stay up-to-date with all of ATR’s activities for the 40-year anniversary, follow us on Twitter (@atraircraft), Linkedin (ATR), Instagram (atraircraft) and Facebook (@atraircraft): #40years #40thAnniversary #4november #40YearsOfMakingADifference

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ATRについて

ATRは世界No.1のリージョナル航空機メーカーで、90席以下のリージョナル機市場のベストセラー機ATR42及びATR72を製造しています。社員全員が、世界中の人々を環境に責任ある方法でつなぎ、その発展をサポートするという一貫したビジョンをかかげています。継続的な改良を原動力とし、ATRは最先端の快適かつ汎用性の高いターボプロップ機を製造し、毎年100以上の新規路線開設に寄与しています。リージョナル・ジェット機と比較し、消費燃費、CO2排出量とも最大40%減となっています。これらの理由からATRは、世界約100カ国、200以上の航空会社に選ばれています。ATRはエアバス社とレオナルド社の航空業界大手2社が共同パートナーシップを結んだ事業体です。

 

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