ATR Reports on Solid 2010

 - January 31, 2011, 4:45 AM

ATR last month reported a firm order tally for 80 new turboprops last year, double the number it accumulated in 2009, and collected revenues totaling $1.35 billion, almost three times the turnover it achieved in 2005. All told, the Franco-Italian manufacturer delivered 51 airplanes last year, compared with 54 in 2009 and 55 in 2008. It plans to raise its delivery total to 70 airplanes a year and expects to draw revenues of $1.8 billion starting in 2012. ATR ended 2010 with a backlog of orders for 159 airplanes, compared with 136 at the end of 2009.