ATR consolidates its leading position among regional aircraft manufacturers in 2016
ATR -600s rank first among regional aircraft sales, despite challenging market.
ATR confirms historical levels of turnover and deliveries.
The turboprop maker continues to develop regional connectivity worldwide
As it celebrated its 35th anniversary, the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer consolidated historical levels of turnover and deliveries despite a challenging market environment. In 2016, ATR reached its second-highest turnover ever (US$ 1.8 billion), and its third-highest year in terms of deliveries (80 aircraft), confirming the appetite of the market for modern turboprops. The aircraft manufacturer also secured a healthy backlog, guaranteeing about 3 years of production.
In 2016, ATR achieved a major contract to introduce ATR -600s in the promising market of Argentina with Avian Lineas Aéreas, thus underlining its key role to structure and develop regional links. ATR also received renewed confidence from nearly 30-year-long operators Aeromar (Mexico) and Binter (Spain), plus additional orders from Papua New-Guinea’s PNG Air and Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas.
ATR’s Chief Executive Officer Christian Scherer declared: “ATR remained the preferred choice of regional airlines in 2016, despite a globally difficult year in the regional aircraft market. As the environment is getting tougher, the economic advantages and the market liquidity of the ATR aircraft versus its competitors prove to be the basis of our success.”
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 more 140 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.