July 14, 2014
ATR reports new sales record for the first half of the year
At the Farnborough Airshow, the turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR announced that it has taken firm orders for 144 aircraft (119 ATR 72-600 and 25 ATR 42-600), with options for 112 additional aircraft, since the beginning of the year. This year’s contracts, of which many will be revealed during the week of the show, represent a total value of over US$3.45bn (US$6bn including options). These sales represent 150% compared to the total sales for the year 2013. They will allow ATR to further strengthen its leading position on the market for regional aviation, and thus confirm the predominance of turboprop aircraft, and particularly those of ATR, over short distances.