ATR opens new Training Center in Miami
and provides pilot training solutions
In Latin America and the Caribbean, the fleet of ATR aircraft has doubled within the last decade, and the number of ATR -600s is expected to exceed 100 aircraft within the next three years. The opening of this new training facility at one of the key hubs in America falls in line with ATR’s customer support strategy aiming to provide pilot training solutions close to its customers.
The new Miami facility brings to five the number of ATR training centers, after Toulouse, Paris, Singapore and Johannesburg. ATR currently delivers over 100,000 training hours and trains over 3,500 pilots each year on its different programs.
Miami will apply the same standards and provide the same leading-edge training courses as Toulouse, including Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) for ATR -600s. The Training Center in Miami holds both EASA and FAA Part 142 Certifications.
Christian Scherer, ATR’s Chief Executive Officer, declared: “Due to the global expansion of air transport, airlines are expected to need 600,000 new pilots within the next 20 years. As the world reference in the regional market, we have to provide and anticipate solutions for regional carriers. The Training Center in Miami is a natural step in our aim of being as close as possible to our operators in the region, and a strategic move to reenter the US market.”
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 45% less fuel and emit up to 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.