Propelling the Next connection
In 1981, the European joint venture formed by Aerospatiale (now Airbus Group) and Aeritalia (now Alenia Aermacchi, part of the Finmeccanica group) resulted in the most cost-effective family of short-haul aircraft. The aircraft design is inspired from a high-wing, twin turboprop aircraft optimized right from the start for efficiency, operating flexibility and passenger comfort: the ATR 42 and ATR 72.
Twenty years on, ATR has become the benchmark for regional turboprop aircraft with sales exceeding 1400 aircraft, with over 180 operators in more than 90 countries. These have accumulated a total of around 25 million cycles. Today, ATR is a pioneer in the regional transport field: every twelve seconds, an ATR takes off somewhere around the world.
An Unparalleled succesS
The unparalleled success of the ATR range can be attributed to the combination of outstanding features, in terms of innovation, comfort and environment-friendliness. The latest generation of ATR turboprop aircraft with the state-of-the-art technology opens up new horizons to regional airlines woldwide by offering optimum performance, perfect reliability, exceptionnal passenger comfort, easy maintenance and high economic efficiency.
ATR is one of the world's leading aerospace companies and the largest manufacturer of regional aircraft. Headquartered in Toulouse, South of France, ATR employs nearly 1000 people across Europe, with major operations in the Blagnac and St Martin aeras of the Midi Pyrénées region. Total company revenues for 2011 were over US$1.3 billion.
ATR is organised into several business units: Commercial Directorate, Financial department, a global provider of financing solutions; the Customer services and shared services unit which provides a broad range of services to ATR worldwide; and ATR Engineering, Operations & Technology; which helps develop, acquire, apply and protect innovative technologies and processes.
ATR designed for the future