ATR has closed 89 orders in 2017

ATR has closed 89 orders in 2017

French manufacturer ATR has committed 89 aircraft purchases, with options for an additional 20 since the beginning of 2017.

The 89 commitments are valued over $2.3 billion, adding to a backlog of 250 aircraft.

Christian Scherer, chief executive officer of ATR, said: “The level of sales we have booked in less than six months reflects a positive evolution in the market, and that the ATR aircraft are the optimal choice to open new routes at the lowest operating costs for airlines.

“No matter where there is potential for regional connectivity, our aircraft provide the best solution at the lower risks. Regional communities in China, India, Iran or Senegal are about to experience what the brand new ATR -600s can bring not only in terms of passenger comfort, but also in terms of business development”.

This week has been crucial for ATR, closing ATR42 and ATR72 deals in China and Africa, breaking into previously untapped markets.

Most of these commitments came from a 50 aircraft order with Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo and an order of 20 ATR72-600s with 2 options from Iranian flag carrier Iran Air.

Also, ATR has closed deals with five customers who have purchased ATRs for the first time. The manufacturer now has a book-to-bill ratio in excess of one.

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Alex Baldwin
By Alex Baldwin June 23, 2017 16:21