ATR -600s rank first among regional aircraft sales, despite challenging market.
ATR confirms historical levels of turnover and deliveries.
The turboprop maker continues to develop regional connectivity worldwide
As it celebrated its 35th anniversary, the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer consolidated historical levels of turnover and deliveries despite a challenging market environment. In 2016, ATR reached its second-highest turnover ever (US$ 1.8 billion), and its third-highest year in terms of deliveries (80 aircraft), confirming the appetite of the market for modern turboprops. The aircraft manufacturer also secured a healthy backlog, guaranteeing about 3 years of production.
In 2016, ATR achieved a major contract to introduce ATR -600s in the promising market of Argentina with Avian Lineas Aéreas, thus underlining its key role to structure and develop regional links. ATR also received renewed confidence from nearly 30-year-long operators Aeromar (Mexico) and Binter (Spain), plus additional orders from Papua New-Guinea’s PNG Air and Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas.
ATR’s Chief Executive Officer Christian Scherer declared: “ATR remained the preferred choice of regional airlines in 2016, despite a globally difficult year in the regional aircraft market. As the environment is getting tougher, the economic advantages and the market liquidity of the ATR aircraft versus its competitors prove to be the basis of our success.”