ATR Expands Services Offer to Operators with 30 New Upgrade Solutions
The creation of a catalogue of external changes – Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) and minor modifications developed and provided by external Design Organisation Approval (DOA) partners – is a major step forward for the market-leading turboprop manufacturer. ATR can now complement its own expertise with the know-how and resources of reliable external partners – Aero Engineering Services, Akka Technologies, ECM Skyservices, Eirtech Aviation Services, PMV Engineering and Recaero.
With solutions ranging from cabin reconfigurations, in-flight entertainment systems and avionics upgrades, to freighter conversions, ATR operators have access to a vast range of possibilities for their brand new or second-hand aircraft to explore new business opportunities, and enhance passenger experience and aircraft performance. All of these solutions have been either developed by ATR or benefit from the manufacturer’s expertise, which guarantees their optimal integration within the aircraft environment.
“The combination of these two catalogues enables us to bring additional quick and competitive solutions to our family of operators and enhance the residual value of their aircraft. Now there are seven great companies designing the best products and services to support ATR operators, so that they can continue to deliver essential connectivity across the globe. These new catalogues provide state-of-the-art solutions, either for the transport of passengers or for cargo operations.” said David Brigante, Senior Vice-President Programmes and Customer Support and Services at ATR. He added: “This is very much in line with ATR’s focus on continuous innovation, whether it is through the design of innovative services or by revisiting our business model to further enhance our response to the market requirements.”
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. In 2019 the company had a turnover of US$1.6 billion. The unifying vision of the company’s 1,400 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 than 100 new routes every year, burn up to 40% less fuel and emit up to 40% 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.