ATR welcomes ICAO officials

ATR fully supports the ICAO’s “No country left behind” initiative

 

Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, ICAO Council President, and Dr. Fang Liu, ICAO Secretary General, were welcomed on December 4th and December 7th by Patrick de Castelbajac, ATR’s Chief Executive Officer, Thierry Casale, Senior Vice-President Programs, and Christopher McGregor, Flight Safety Officer, to ATR facilities.
 
Focus of discussion was ICAO’s strategic objectives in relation to the regional aircraft market. The visit of the ICAO officials provided an insight to ATR’s leadership position in the regional aircraft market and its commitment to an environmental-oriented product policy.
 
ATR has a long standing commitment to greener aviation. This year, an ATR 72 took to the skies on the first flight test campaign of a “Clean Sky” program, to test and validate the use of new materials. This enables further CO2 emission reduction and contribute to an overall greener aviation in the future. This commitment to sustainable operations now and in the future, is fully aligned with ICAO objectives to reduce air transport CO2 emissions by 50% in 2050.
 
ATR also fully supports the principle of “No country left behind”, the ICAO initiative to improve safety and operational standards at a global level. ATR highlighted for example the benefits of Performance Based Navigation (PBN), demonstrated on an ATR simulator. The newest navigation aid tools certified onboard the ATR ‘-600 series’ aircraft also enable more accurate approaches, optimizing flight times and fuel emissions.
 
ATR became in 2011 the very first regional aircraft manufacturer to obtain an ISO14001 certification for the entire life-cycle of the aircraft, -from design to dismantling-, consolidating its position as the green reference in aviation.
 
On the occasion of their visit to Toulouse, the ICAO officials also met with senior representatives of Airbus and ENAC, France’s Civil Aviation College. 
 

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About ATR

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.