ATR attended ABACE in Shanghai
For the very first time, ATR attended the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE), in Shanghai. Running from the 11th to 13th of April, the event welcomed over 8,000 visitors from 51 countries. As the conference featured hundreds of exhibitors who were showcasing the latest products and services, attendees had the chance to get the latest information and expertise on key developments in the industry. With displays from some 165 exhibitors, 30 aircraft on static display and numerous seminars, ABACE is an important event in Asian aviation.
At a Press Briefing we promoted ATR products as the ideal solution for the challenges facing the rapidly expanding General Aviation sector in China. With a genuine requirement for better regional activity, particularly in less densely populated regions, our modern turboprops can support the connectivity of growing domestic markets. ATR aircraft have a very strong potential to feed larger regional hubs and to develop point-to-point operations between secondary and tertiary cities. The Chinese government recognises that General Aviation is of critical importance to the country’s regional transportation network and is a key economic driver. As such, it has mandated the creation of 200 new airports by 2020.
Offering the most technologically advanced, efficient and flexible products, ATRs can adapt themselves from the 30-seat General Aviation market up to 78-seat operations. This makes them an attractive option for many business models throughout China. Already the global benchmark, ATR aircraft are the best option to drive business and connect smaller communities.