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ATR to Ramp Up Production in 2023

ATR to Ramp Up Production in 2023

BY BHAVYA VELANI 04/04/2023 AGO 0 COMMENTS

ATR is poised for growth in 2023 after three challenging years due to COVID and a complex economic and geopolitical environment. Despite industry-wide supply chain issues, ATR delivered 25 new and 11 pre-owned aircraft in 2022. 

 



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The global ATR in-service fleet has almost returned to pre-COVID numbers with 1,200 aircraft flying and 160 currently in backlog.

 

In 2022, 150 new routes were created with ATR aircraft, demonstrating the aircraft's practicality for commuter passenger and cargo transport. The company has also emphasized its commitment to decarbonization by performing the first Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight in history with a commercial aircraft.

 

The 40-year-old company also introduced its new PW127XT engine and completed the first test flight of the ATR 42-600s, while simultaneously exploring the feasibility of its next-generation EVO concept. These achievements demonstrate ATR's focus on connectivity, sustainability, and innovation.

 

Photo: ATR | CHUNLAUD Mélody 

 

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"The goal for 2023 is to maintain our position as the leading regional aircraft manufacturer, by targeting at least 40 deliveries, with the ambition to ramp up production to 80 aircraft in the coming years," said Nathalie Tarnaud Laude, CEO of ATR. "With their unbeatable economics, latest technologies, and unrivaled environmental performance, ATR aircraft are what customers need to operate their routes profitably, despite inflation and energy uncertainty. What drives us is that sustainable regional aviation has the power to improve lives globally, providing vital connections to communities and economies, which translates into Gross Domestic Product increases and employment."

 

Sustainable regional aviation has the potential to improve lives globally, providing critical connections to communities and economies that lead to GDP growth and job creation. With travel restrictions lifted, ATR plans to take advantage of high replacement demand for 1,500 turboprops over the next two decades, enter underserved markets like the United States, expand its footprint in the freighter market, and explore new opportunities in corporate, governmental, and humanitarian operations.