ATR to triple its orders in 2017
Toulouse - ATR recorded 113 firm orders and delivered 80 aircraft in 2017. The number of aircraft ordered by clients across the world is three times higher than the previous year.
On January 22, The European turboprop manufacturer, a joint venture of Airbus and Leonardo, announced outstanding business results in 2017, receiving 113 Firm orders with 40 options. This figure marks a clear recovery in sales. The company had fallen to 36 in 2016 and 76 in 2015, compared with 160 in 2014. ATR thus confirms its first place in the list of regional aircraft sales of less than 90 seats.
The manufacturer based in Toulouse, France argues that the airplanes were sold in all regions of the world, in particular to the carriers in developing countries. The three largest contracts were signed with Indian low-cost IndiGo (50 ATR 72-600), FedEx (30 ATR 72-600F) and Iran Air (20 ATR 72-600).
As of the end of 2017, ATR's order book is equivalent to three years of production. Annual revenue is also stabilized at $ 1.8 billion, one of the best results of ATR in its 35 years of existence in the market.
The aircraft manufacturer also adds that it has strengthened its customer support in 2017 by equipping itself with two new flight simulators. Two additional simulators will be soon installed. In addition to all these progress, 300 ATRs are now covered by a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA), a "milestone" according to the