ATR appoints Alexis Vidal as Senior Vice President Commercial 

Toulouse, 26 June 2023 – Alexis Vidal has been appointed Senior Vice President Commercial for ATR, effective 26 June 2023. He joins ATR’s Top Management team reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Nathalie Tarnaud Laude. He succeeds Fabrice Vautier who takes on new responsibilities within the group.

An accomplished sales professional, Alexis has held several senior management roles within the aerospace and defence industry. He began his career with the Airbus Group in 2004 as Business Development Manager within the satellite division, now Airbus Defence and Space. He moved to Airbus Helicopters in 2007 and held various management positions in Customer Services, Offers and Contracts, Sales. He was appointed Vice President Sales for Energy and Leasing segments in 2016. He moved to Airbus Commercial Aircraft as Head of Sales for Customer Services in 2019. In his last position in 2021, Alexis was Head of Marketing for widebody programmes.

Alexis is 42 years old and holds master’s degrees in aeronautical engineering from Ecole Centrale Lyon (France) and Imperial College London (UK), and graduated from HEC Paris (France) with a master’s degree in management.

Alexis will bring true added value in supporting ATR with his in-depth knowledge of the industry and proven experience in Sales, Marketing and Customer Services.

About ATR

ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72, the best-selling aircraft in the below 90-seat market segment. The unifying vision of the company is to accelerate sustainable connections for people, communities and businesses, no matter how remote. Flown by some 200 airlines in over 100 countries, ATR aircraft opened 160 new routes in 2023, facilitating the development of territories and enabling access to crucial services like healthcare and education. Thanks to ATR’s focus on continuous innovation and the intrinsic efficiency of the turboprop technology, ATR aircraft are the most advanced, versatile, cost-effective and lowest-emission regional aircraft on the market, emitting 45% less CO2 than similar-size regional jets. In January 2022, we flew the first ever commercial aircraft using 100% SAF in both engines. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.