ATR said it has booked orders for 36 aircraft (34 ATR 72-600s and 2 ATR 42-600s) in 2016.
The company reached in 2016 its second-highest turnover ever (US$ 1.8bn), and its third-highest year in terms of deliveries (80 aircraft), confirming the appetite of the market for modern turboprops.
The aircraft manufacturer also secured a healthy backlog, guaranteeing about 3 years of production. In 2016, ATR achieved a major commercial milestone to introduce ATR -600s in the promising market of Argentina, thus underlining its key role to structure and develop regional links.
It also received renewed confidence from nearly 30-year-long operators Aeromar (Mexico) and Binter (Spain), plus additional orders from Papua New-Guinea’s PNG Air and Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas.