Bourget. ATR announces 75 new aircraft orders
Worth USD 1.7 billion
The world regional aircraft manufacturer ATR announces a total of 75 order commitments, including 35 firm orders from NAC disclosed on June 18 (see AVIONEWS), on the occasion of the "53rd International Paris Air Show". The total value of the deals reaches USD 1.7 billion. This shows ATR is well on track to achieve its order targets for 2019.
These commitments include 17 orders for the new ATR-42/600S – the Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) variant of the ATR-42, offering optimised capabilities to take-off from and land on runways as short as 800 meters. The industry has announced three launch customers for this new version, including Air Tahiti, Elix Aviation and one undisclosed customer. ATR is currently finalising the process for the official launch of this new 42/600 variant and received authorisation to take in orders for the aircraft, subject to the final confirmation for launch from the company’s Board of Directors, expected before year end.
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