ATR unveils plans for hybrid version ATR ‘EVO’

©ATR EVO rendering

ATR, the regional aircraft manufacturer, has announced its plans for the next generation of its best-selling family of regional aircraft by 2030, the ATR ‘EVO’.

The plan foresees advanced design features and a new powerplant with hybrid capability to offer customers the next generation of ATR aircraft. It will encompass innovative technologies to enable significant improvements in performance, economics and sustainability. Incorporating a new eco-design that includes new propellers and enhanced cabin and systems, it will remain a two-engine turboprop that can be powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

ATR CEO Stefano Bortoli said: “Our next generation of aircraft will be a step forward in responsible flying through further incremental innovation. When it enters the market, the new ATR ‘EVO’ will pave the way towards a decarbonised future for aviation. Key benefits include a 20% overall fuel improvement and 100% SAF compatibility. This means that the aircraft will emit over 50% less CO2 than a regional jet when powered by kerosene. When using 100% SAF, its emissions will be close to zero.”

In the coming months, ATR will work with airlines, engine manufacturers and systems providers, with the aim to launch the programme by 2023.

Email Post to a Friend Email Post to a Friend