ATR appoints new Head of Quality

World’s leading turboprop manufacturer ATR is pleased to announce Roberto Del Pezzo as new Head of Quality. 

ATR has created this new direction in the aim of further developing and strengthening all activities related to quality, a core part of its business. Mr. Del Pezzo will be in charge of implementing the Quality policy with respect to the ATR objectives. Among his new responsibilities, he will be in charge of providing quality methodological support across the different directions of ATR, managing customer’s satisfaction measurement, interfacing with the certification agencies and managing the entire quality process associated to the ATR program. He will directly report to ATR’s Chief Executive Officer, Patrick de Castelbajac. 
Mr. Del Pezzo started its aeronautical career at Aeritalia (today Alenia Aermacchi) in 1983, holding various positions with the Product Support Directorate. In 1994 he joined the Quality Directorate of Alenia Aeronautica (today Alenia Aermacchi) as Quality Control manager first, and then he took this same position specifically for the ATR aircraft. In 1997 he was appointed as Head of the production plant of Alenia at Nola (Italy), and two years later he became Head of American programs at the plant of Pomigliano (Italy), including the manufacturing activities of Alenia for the Boeing 717s, 767s, and 777s. He moved back to the Quality Directorate in 2004, holding different positions including Senior Vice-President (SVP) Quality, SVP Quality assurance & Certification Deputy and Head of Program & Product Quality.

He holds a full-honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Federico II University, in Naples.

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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.