ATR signs contract with Geven for new passenger seats
with the widest intra-armrest space on the turboprop market
This contract affirms ATR’s continuing tradition of ensuring the highest standard of on-board comfort by offering the widest intra-armrest space on the turboprop market: 18 inches for both the Neo Classic and Neo Prestige. In addition, the Neo Prestige can be reclined, has a larger tray table and a backrest which is 2 inches higher than the one of the Neo Classic.
Wider, more comfortable and easy to retrofit on ATR -600s and older ATR versions, the new seats also offer weight savings of up to 170 Kg. Additionally, thanks to an optimised use of space and cutting-edge design, it is now possible to offer two additional seats in some cabin layouts, while keeping the same operational weights, thereby profiting from the additional payload.
ATR and Geven have partnered since the entry into service of the first ATR -600s, back in 2011. This continuing relationship underlines ATR’s strive for improvement of its offer to both operators and passengers. The evolution of the new seat design ensures that the quality features of the current generation are retained while new innovations, such as the ergonomic backrest, further refine and improve passenger experience.
Alberto Veneruso, Managing Director of Geven stated: “We are delighted to continue to furnish the cabin of the world’s most successful regional aircraft. This relationship with ATR represents a seal-of-approval on the quality of our products from a benchmark in the aviation industry. We are proud that nearly 400 ATR -600s are already flying all over the world with Geven seats.”
David Brigante, SVP Procurement, ATR declared: “The quest to constantly improve our aircraft for both passengers and operators rests at the very heart of ATR’s ethos. These new passenger seats will further contribute to consolidating ATR’s position as a leader in terms of stylish comfort and modernity”.
Geven is an aircraft seats and interiors supplier based in Naples, Italy. Reliability, dedication and professionalism make Geven an undisputed and renowned player in the circle of great leaders in the aircraft seating and interiors manufacturing industry. By constantly innovating, and refining engineering acumen and industrial progress Geven continues to grow. For more information please visit htpp://www.geven.com
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.