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Paris Airshow: ATR announces 75 order commitments

Posted 19 June 2019 · Add Comment

ATR has announced a total of 75 order commitments, including 35 firm orders from NAC disclosed.

 

The total value of the deals reaches US$ 1.7 billion. This shows ATR is well on track to achieve its order targets for 2019.

These commitments include 17 orders for the new ATR 42-600S – the Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) variant of the ATR 42, offering optimised capabilities to take-off from and land on runways as short as 800 meters. ATR has announced three launch customers for this new version, including Air Tahiti, Elix Aviation and one undisclosed customer. ATR is currently finalising the process for the official launch of this new 42-600 variant and received authorisation to take in orders for the aircraft, subject to the final confirmation for launch from the company’s Board of Directors, expected before year end.

Stefano Bortoli, chief executive officer of ATR said: “This is a remarkable proof of confidence for ATR, and excellent news for the communities who will benefit from improved connectivity. It shows how the purpose of ATR to connect communities in a sustainable manner is delivering value to our customers. No matter the profile or operating environment of our customers, our aircraft prove their superiority for regional operations, thanks to unbeatable economics, environmental performance and versatility. With continuous product improvement such as our freighter 72-600F and the new 42-600 STOL version, we aim to keep ATR at the forefront of regional aviation.”

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