July 1, 1989
The ATR training center is created in Toulouse, providing a modern and centralized facility for training crew and personnel for the growing number of ATR airlines in the world.
The ATR target sales figure of 400 is crossed.
September 25, 1989
The ATR 72 is certified by the French DGAC airworthiness authority less than one year after first flight.
October 27, 1989
The first ATR 72 is delivered to Finnair.
October 31, 1989
The ATR 42 is certified by the British CAA airworthiness authority.
November 15, 1989
The ATR 72 is certified by the U.S. FAA.