ATR appoints Daniel Cuchet as Senior Vice President Engineering

Toulouse, 6 February 2023 – Daniel Cuchet has been appointed SVP Engineering effective from 1 February 2023, and Head of Design Organisation ATR effective 1 January 2023. Daniel joins ATR’s executive committee, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Nathalie Tarnaud Laude. Daniel held the position of Chief Engineer at ATR since 2019.

Daniel Cuchet began his career in 1991 as Technical Director in a high-tech aerospace start-up company specialised in military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Early 2003, he joined Airbus Group as Chief Engineer/Head of Design within the Defence & Space division and worked four years in Germany. Daniel oversaw a 10t-class UAV, Eurodrone, jointly developed by Airbus, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo for German, French, Italian and Spanish end-users. Then, he continued his career in France as Head of Programme Management for all UAVs military programmes inside the Group before joining the commercial division as Head of Military derivatives. As part of this role, Daniel was mainly involved with the development of the successful A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) programme.

ATR welcomes Daniel in his new position where he will play a key role in supporting the leading aircraft manufacturer in its continuous development to contribute towards sustainable regional mobility now and in the future.

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 150 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.