ATR names Christopher McGregor as Flight Safety Officer

ATR is pleased to announce Christopher McGregor is appointed Flight Safety Officer. Christopher will lead the ATR Flight Safety team to continually drive improvement in our product safety. In this position he is responsible for the development and implementation of the Flight Safety strategy within ATR. The scope includes leading the Flight Safety Board, responding to ICAO annex 13 investigations and the promotion of flight safety initiatives within our customer community, aviation authorities and safety forums. He is also in charge of safety communications to airlines and lessors, and will report to the Chief Executive Officer of ATR Patrick de Castelbajac. 
 
Christopher McGregor started his career in 1992 with Rolls-Royce. With a background in engineering development and customer support he then joined BAE Systems Regional Aircraft in 1999. Christopher’s career in customer support continued with Airbus from 2003. He joined the Airbus Flight Safety Department in 2008, becoming Head of Accident/Incident Investigation in 2010. In his last position as Senior Director, Airbus Customer Services Programs, Christopher was tasked with lead-time reduction and operational reliability projects.
 
Christopher is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS). He graduated from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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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. 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.