ATR appoints Patrick de Castelbajac as Chief Executive Officer
He succeeds Filippo Bagnato, CEO from 2004 to 2007 and since 2010
The ATR Assembly of Members has appointed Patrick de Castelbajac (43), as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ATR. He succeeds Filippo Bagnato, whose four-year mandate according to ATR’s statutes expired at the end of May 2014.
Patrick de Castelbajac started his aeronautical career at MBDA (previously Aerospatiale Missile) before spending three years as a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie, in Paris. In 2002 he joined the Legal Affairs Direction of Airbus, where in 2007 he became Vice-President Legal Affairs for Purchasing and Intellectual Property. At the end of 2010, Patrick de Castelbajac joined the Commercial Direction of Airbus as Head of Contracts Negotiations. He is French and has Irish origins. He is married and has three children.
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.