ATR leads the surge with over 100 firm orders already booked since the beginning of 2014
ATRs represent over 80% of total orders for regional aircraft up-to 90-seats this year
The European regional aircraft manufacturer ATR is proud to announce an outstanding order intake of over 100 firm ATR aircraft in the first four months of 2014. The ATR-600 series aircraft are leading the way among all regional aircraft. Since the beginning of the year, sales of new ATR -600s represent over 80% of total orders for regional aircraft below 90-seats announced so far. ATR’s commercial results achieved in the first four months of the year already surpassed outcomes of the whole 2013 with firm orders for 89 ATR -600s. The outstanding commercial success highlights the attractiveness of the newest generation ATRs for the development and the expansion of regional aircraft fleets all over the world. It proves to be the preferred regional aircraft among airlines operating regional networks.
Up to date, ATR has already unveiled orders for the United Arab Emirates’ leasing firm DAE (20 firm ATR 72-600s and 20 options) and 6 firm ATR 72-600s for the Canary Islands-based Binter Canarias, both announced at the Singapore Airshow early this year. Beyond these firm orders for 26 ATR 72-600s and 20 options already announced, ATR has booked 8 additional contracts for 81 firm aircraft plus 41 options. Most of these new orders will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
“This is already a very dynamic year in terms of sales and we expect our order intake to further grow very soon”, declares Filippo Bagnato, ATR’s Chief Executive Officer. “Such outstanding results highlight the strong work which is done daily by every ATR employee.” He added: “Based on these positive results, our current backlog largely exceeds 300 aircraft”.
As of today, ATR has sold over 470 ATR ‘-600 series’ aircraft, and some 150 are already operating worldwide in the liveries of 35 carriers.
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.