Making the Right Connections in Europe
ATR attended the Connect Europe event in Tblisi, Georgia, between 20-22 February. The event is a meeting of operators, airports, tourist agencies, suppliers and manufacturers who discuss potential business opportunities and other important topics affecting aviation in Europe, such as the impact of Low Cost Carriers throughout the continent. This year’s edition has welcomed representatives from 65 airlines and 80 airports among other attendees.
The format of the event represents a kind of ‘speed dating’ style, with companies offering 30 minute slots. During these slots we presented the current projects that we believe will be particularly useful to our customers. ATR’s presence at such events is important as it provides us the opportunity to meet our European operators in one single location. Furthermore, attending such events allows us to influence the market by promoting solutions, such as Standard 3 avionics and STOL.
As well as individual meetings, Connect Europe also offers conferences and panel events. During one such event, we presented our vision of regional aviation in Europe over the next 10 – 15 years, illustrating why our aircraft are the right choice for this market.