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ATR consolidates its leading position among regional aircraft manufacturers in 2016

Monday 23 January 2017

  • 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
Toulouse, January 23, 2017 – ATR further consolidated its position in 2016 as the preferred choice of regional airlines. The modern ATR -600s ranked first among all regional aircraft sales of the year, with orders for 36 aircraft (34 ATR 72-600s and 2 ATR 42-600s). ATR confirms its leading position in the segment of 50-to-90-seat aircraft with a market share above 35% since 2010.
 
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.” 

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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