ATR appoints new Senior Vice-President Engineering

Alessandro Amendola has been appointed as new Senior Vice-President Engineering of ATR. He will be responsible for all the engineering activities related to the fields of certification and airworthiness, customization, systems and propulsion, structures, flight tests, flight technologies, support, and quality, processes and methods. He will also closely work with the Programs directorate, providing engineering support and solutions in the definition of new aircraft developments. He will report to ATR's Chief Executive Officer Patrick de Castelbajac, and will sit on the Executive Committee. He replaces Carmine Orsi, which mandate expired at the end of 2015.

Alessandro started his career in Magnaghi Aeronautica in 1980 as responsible of after-sales assistance and maintenance. He then joined Aeritalia, where he stayed until 1994. That year he moved to CIRA (Italian Aerospace Research Center) as Aeronautics program Director. He transferred back to Alenia (formerly Aeritalia) where he held various managerial positions in the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and in the Marketing & Business Development directorates, such as Head of New Projects, of Surveillance Systems and of the CleanSky programme. His last position before joining ATR was Chief Engineering of Next Generation Turboprop (NGTP).

He is graduated as Aeronautical Engineer from the Federico II University of Naples (Italy).

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ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. The unifying vision of the company’s employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner. Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATR aircraft open over 130 new routes every year on average, burn 45% less fuel and emit 45% less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATR aircraft have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.