Announcement of ATR record sales in 1997:
77 orders for ATR aircraft placed during 1997
- with 54 orders for new aircraft
- and 23 used ATR 42s
- 77 orders for ATR aircraft placed during 1997
March 26, 1998
ATR delivers the 200th milestone ATR 72 to China Xinjiang Airlines.
June 5, 1998
Tarom, the national carrier of Romania, takes delivery of its first two ATR 42-500s out of the seven aircraft ordered in 1997.
June 28, 1998
ATR gains foothold in the Cuban market with Cubana de Aviacion order for ATR 42s.
July 10, 1998
ATR sets up the Asset Management Department.
July 27, 1998
First new ATRs in Israel: three ATR 72-500s for Arkia.