ATR to display ATR 42-600 at Zhuhai Airshow
ATR is set to release its Chinese Turboprop Market Forecast for next 20 years
Toulouse, 2 November, 2018 – Market leading turboprop manufacturer ATR will attend the Zhuhai Airshow in China from 6-11 November and an ATR 42-600 with a specially designed Chinese livery will be on static display. ATR’s presence at Zhuhai represents its commitment to helping enhance regional connectivity with its aircraft family that delivers solutions for both the General Aviation and Regional aviation schemes by offering unbeatable economics.
Visitors will also be able to experience an innovation room featuring recent examples of ATR’s continuous innovation, located at Stand H3E3. Cabinstream is a new In Flight Experience solution by allowing them to access multimedia content on their personal electronic devices while ClearVision™ is ATR’s innovative solution to support pilots in low-visibility operations. Offering Enhanced, Synthetic and Combined Vision Systems, ClearVision™ is part of the ATR -600 Series’ new Standard 3 avionics suite and is a first in commercial aviation.
The ATR 42-600 will leave Zhuhai on 7 November to undertake a Demo Tour of other Chinese cities. The ATR 42-600 is a proven route opener that could be a perfect solution for developing air connections in China. In 2017, ATRs opened a record number of over 150 new routes, contributing to ATR’s status as the leader in connecting people and communities with air links, whether for tourism or business. Despite a rapid growth in Chinese aviation since 1998, Regional Aviation in China remains underdeveloped. Regional aircraft comprise less than 2% of the Chinese fleet, compared with the global average of 25%. As part of the Demo Tour, ATR will also be showcasing its route development modelling system, this model shows the potential activity for non-existing regional city pairs and aims to support network design stakeholders.
On the occasion of the Zhuhai Airshow ATR will also be hosting a Press Conference to explain the market outlook for regional aviation and general aviation in China in Conference Room 232 of the Press Center, on Wednesday 7 November at 2pm. All members of the media are welcome to attend.
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. The unifying vision of the company’s 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 140 new routes every year on average, burn 45% less fuel and emit 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.