ATR at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow
At the event, ATR will showcase an ATR 72-600 aircraft in the colors of the Swedish carrier B.R.A. (Braathens Aviation) on the static display. Configured with 72 seats, the aircraft features the most modern standards in passenger comfort and the newest navigation aid technologies including onboard functions needed for precision navigation and approach such as the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) and Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV).
Visitors to the ATR static area will also be able to experience first-hand the latest technological innovations that ATR has developed in response to the needs and expectations of the airline community.
ClearVision is a wearable head-up display called SkyLens. Developed by Elbit Systems, the technology is a first in commercial aviation. When entered into service, the ClearVision system will substantially increase performance at both take-off and landing, particularly in conditions of very poor visibility, thus contributing to the enhanced versatility and efficiency of the ATR aircraft.
Virtual Reality view goggles will allow visitors to look and feel the new interior, specifically designed by ATR for the North American customers. The virtual jet bridge will help “passengers” access the aircraft cabin by the front door. Visitors will be able to “walk” through the cabin and experience brand new seats. The new cabin features the 3-class seat configuration (first, business, economy) and offers the widest cross-section in the turboprop market.
Another Virtual Reality experience will showcase the new Smart Galley concept. This new technological upgrade will demonstrate the potential of an increased storage capacity, greater operational flexibility and innovative design thanks to galley’s quick and easy reconfiguration without the need to return the aircraft to the manufacturer to perform the conversion.
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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.