Tag: ATR

ATR Hopes to Continue Iranian Business

Regional turboprop manufacturer ATR is hopeful that worsening relations between the US administration and Iran will not hinder its business relationship with Tehran. ATR delivered eight aircraft to Iran Air in 2017 and plans to deliver a further 12 by the end of this year, as part of Iran’s effort to replace its antiquated civil […]

ATR Triples Firm Orders in 2017

Turboprop maker ATR says it more than tripled the number of firm orders in calendar 2017 as it broadened its global footprint around the world. The company said it secured firm orders for 113 aircraft in the 12 months to December 31 2017, up from 36 firm orders in the prior corresponding period. “In 2017, […]

Iran Air Takes Delivery of Two More ATR-72s

Iran Air has received two more of the 20 ATR-72s it ordered last year. The seventh and eighth aircraft arrived at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport on New Year’s Eve.  Iran Air, the country’s flag carrier, signed the contract with the Franco-Italian joint venture back in April 2017 to purchase the 20 ATR 72-600 planes valued at […]

FedEx to Buy Up to 50 Planes from ATR to Upgrade Feeder Fleet

FedEx Express has placed a firm order for 30 new ATR freighter turboprops, with options for a further 20 aircraft. The global transport company has ordered the ATR 72-600F that will be delivered from the factory in a freighter configuration featuring a windowless fuselage, a forward large cargo door and a rear upper hinged cargo […]

ATR Continues To Dominate Commercial Turboprop Market

The large-turboprop market is essentially a duopoly between Toulouse-based ATR and Canadian manufacturer Bombardier, but unlike the seesaw competition between Airbus and Boeing, it is one in which the European manufacturer has a clear advantage. ATR, jointly owned by Airbus and Leonardo of Italy, has a backlog of 250 aircraft—mostly for the 68-78-seat ATR 72-600, […]

Iran-Airbus Deal Facing Financial Challenge

Iran has failed so far to fully settle the financing issue of the purchased planes from Airbus and ATR, Ali Abedzadeh, Iran’s deputy minister of roads and urban development, said. Both plane makers have announced readiness to finance some of the aircraft, Abedzadeh, who heads Iran Civil Aviation Organization, said, Tasnim news agency reported July […]

ATR Expands Americas Presence With Trio Of Deals

Turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR is eyeing further aftermarket expansion across the Americas after signing three contracts covering regional airlines with maintenance services. The first of the three Global Maintenance Agreements (GMA) is an extended deal with Colombia’s Avianca, providing 15 ATR 72-600s operated under different brands of the airline group in Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras. […]

ATR Delivers 80 Aircraft In 2016

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 […]

Iran to Sign $400m Deal with European Planemaker ATR

Iran and European planemaker ATR are due to sign a deal for the purchase of 20 short-haul passenger aircraft, an Iranian official said on Saturday, weeks after Tehran finalised deals with Boeing and Airbus. ATR, co-owned by Airbus and Italy’s Leonardo Finmeccanica, in February reported preliminary orders from Iran for 20 twin-engine turboprop ATR 72-600 […]

RUAG Delivers First Overhauled ATR Landing Gear Shipset

RUAG Aviation announces the successful delivery of an overhauled ATR landing gear shipset after 35 days. This announcement marks a company first for RUAG Aviation. The competitive turnaround time is significantly faster than average and proves the company’s established competency in landing gear maintenance. This event secures the expansion of the RUAG Aviation service portfolio […]