ATR shows passenger inclusion innovation at AIX
Toulouse, 1 April, 2019 – ATR, the world leader in the regional aviation market, will attend the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, from 2-4 April (stand 6C51, Hall B6). ATR’s presence at the world’s largest event dedicated to the design and furnishing of aircraft cabin interiors underlines the manufacturer’s strong commitment to passenger comfort and wellness.
ATR will be demonstrating at AIX the prototype of Audioback®, a hearing aid loop designed to capture any audio input, such as inflight announcements, and send it to the passengers’ hearing aids equipped with a Telecoil, via a magnetic field signal. Audioback® is an innovation that will help improve the on-board experience of hard of hearing travelers and the airlines’ responses to their specific needs.
ATR will also be using AIX as an opportunity to discuss improvements of the cabin environment for visually impaired passengers, such as safety instruction cards in Braille.
According to World Health Organization figures from 2018, 6.1% of the world’s population, or some 466 million people, suffer from a hearing loss that would qualify as a disability and approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment.
Additionally, ATR will be presenting Cabinstream™, its In-Flight Entertainment system launched in 2018, which gives operators the option of introducing wireless connectivity into the ATR cabin, allowing passengers to access a variety of multimedia content on their personal electronic devices.
Finally, visitors to the ATR stand will be able to experience the ergonomics and comfort of the new 18-inch wide “Neo-Classic” and “Neo-Prestige” seats. Standard on all ATR aircraft since July 2018, they are easily retrofittable on previous generation aircraft.
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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 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.