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ATR achieves 2 billion dollars turnover in 2015

Thursday 21 January 2016

The aircraft manufacturer set a new record of deliveries with 88 aircraft.
It received 76 firm orders and 81 options.
It passed the threshold of 200 operators.
 
ATR achieved a new record turnover in 2015, increasing to 2 billion dollars (2014: 1.8 billion). During the year, the aircraft manufacturer also set a new record in terms of aircraft deliveries, with a total of 88 aircraft (2014: 83), an increase of 72% over the 51 deliveries made in 2010.
 
Firm orders for 76 aircraft, along with 81 options (totaling 157 aircraft), were received in 2015 from clients on the five continents (see table 1). Since 2010, ATRs have been the bestselling aircraft with 90 seats or less worldwide. They represent 37% of all aircraft sales in this category (77% if only turboprop planes are taken into consideration).
 
ATR welcomed twelve new operators for the new ‘-600’ series last year, allowing it to pass the threshold of 200 operators (all models included), from nearly one hundred countries.
 
In 2015, ATR received its 1500th firm order since the beginning of the program. The contract, signed with Japan Air Commuter (regional subsidiary of Japan Airlines) at the Paris Air Show, represented its first sale in Japan, a country with high potential for the latest generation ATRs. In addition, ATR opened two new sales offices, in Tokyo and Beijing.
 
ATR begins 2016 with a backlog of 260 aircraft, valued at some 6.6 billion dollars, which guarantees almost three years of production. Since the beginning of the program, ATR has received firm orders for 1,538 aircraft and has delivered 1,278.
 
Patrick de Castelbajac, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, declared to be “satisfied with the results and the performance of ATR in 2015.  Despite of a difficult economic climate in regions historically important for us, we have consolidated our commercial success, which is based on the versatility, reliability and comfort of the latest generation ATRs.”
 
In 2015, ATR obtained certifications for two new cabin models of the ATR 72-600: the “High Density” cabin, which brings the maximum capacity to 78 seats, and the “Cargo Flex” cabin, which combines 44 passenger seats with a doubled cargo capacity of nearly 20 m3. These new developments are part of ATR’s strategy of continuing to improve its range of products to retain its leading position in the choices of regional airlines.
 
ATR’s environmental commitment took a step forward in 2015 with the participation in the first flight test campaign of the European Clean Sky program. An ATR 72 was used to test new composite panels allowing to reduce the weight and the fuel consumption of the aircraft. In 2016, a second series of test flights will take place to test new systems for reducing energy dispersion.
 
Following through with one of its lines of development, ATR continued to expand the presence of its customer support network in 2015 with the establishment of a spare parts center and a new partnership for maintenance activities in Brazil. In the near future, ATR will further develop its worldwide presence with the opening of a new pilot training center in Miami. 
 
CUSTOMER COUNTRY ATR 42-600 ATR 72-600 OPTIONS TOTAL
Cebu Pacific Philippines   16 10 26
Air New Zealand New Zealand   16 30 46
Braathens Sweden   9 6 15
Japan Airlines Japan 8   15 23
Binter Canarias Spain   6   6
Air Madagascar Madagascar   3   3
Bahamas Air Bahamas 3 2   5
Undisclosed Undisclosed   13 20 33
TOTAL   11 65 81 157

About ATR:

European turboprop manufacturer ATR is the world leader in the regional aviation market. ATR designs, manufactures and delivers aircraft, with its fleet encompassing some 200 airlines in nearly 100 countries. The ATR 42 and the ATR 72 are the best-selling aircraft in the below 90-seat category. With continuous improvement as a driving force, ATR produces cutting edge, comfortable and versatile turboprops that help airlines expand their horizons by creating more than 100 new routes every year. Compared with other turboprops, ATRs offer an advantage of 40% on fuel burn, 20% on trip cost and 10% on seat cost, whilst offering the lowest noise emissions. ATR is an equal partnership between leading aerospace firms Airbus and Leonardo and benefits from a large global customer support network allowing it to deliver innovative services and solutions to its clients and operators all over the world. For more information, please visit http://www.atr-aircraft.com. Follow us on Twitter - #ATRLeads
 

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