ATR 72

February 23, 2011 - 3:00am

Judging by figures released at a Paris press briefing on January 20, the waning resurgence of the commercial turboprop market has, if anything, resumed at a stronger pace than at any other time since the segment began reclaiming lost ground from the regional jet market a half-decade ago, at least for Franco-Italian manufacturer ATR.

January 28, 2011 - 7:14am
ATR plans by 2012 to increase annual production to 70 airplanes, mainly ATR 7...

Judging by figures released at a Paris press briefing on January 20, the waning resurgence of the commercial turboprop market has, if anything, resumed at a stronger pace than at any time since the segment began reclaiming lost ground from the regional jet market a half-decade ago, at least for Franco-Italian manufacturer ATR.

January 20, 2011 - 8:41am

ATR collected firm orders for 80 new turboprops last year–exactly double the number it accumulated in 2009, the Franco-Italian company announced today during a press briefing in Paris. The manufacturer also reported revenues totaling $1.35 billion–almost three times the turnover it achieved in 2005.

January 13, 2011 - 2:22am

Judging by figures released at a Paris press briefing on January 20, the waning resurgence of the commercial turboprop market has, if anything, resumed at a stronger pace than at any time since the segment began reclaiming lost ground from the regional jet market a half-decade ago, at least for Franco-Italian manufacturer ATR.

November 30, 2010 - 7:10am

An ATR 72-212 turboprop operated by Cuba’s Aero Caribbean crashed on November 4 in the ­central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, killing all 61 ­passengers and seven crewmembers. Flight 883, en route from ­Santiago de Cuba to Havana, lost contact with air traffic controllers at about 5:40 local time, after declaring “an emergency situation.”

November 5, 2010 - 8:32am

An ATR 72-212 turboprop operated by Cuba’s Aero Caribbean crashed yesterday at 5:40 p.m. local time in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, killing all 61 passengers and seven crewmembers. Flight 883, en route from Santiago de Cuba to Havana, lost contact with air traffic controllers after declaring “an emergency situation.”

July 19, 2010 - 7:52am

French-Italian regional turboprop manufacturer ATR earlier this month unveiled a new partnership with Italian design house Giugiaro Design for the development of the cabin of its ATR 42/72-600 series. The makeover, called Armonia, reduces the aircraft’s total weight by the equivalent of two passengers and will be available as a retrofit on the ATR’s current -500 series.

July 19, 2010 - 1:35am

Rolls-Royce Opens JSF LiftSystem Facility

April 28, 2010 - 7:18am

Most business aircraft users are trying to get away from airliners, so you might imagine that trying to market a model that has earned its reputation as a regional airline workhorse could be a hard sell–and even more so if the aircraft in question is turboprop-powered.

March 31, 2010 - 6:39am

The sole ATR 42-600 prototype flew for the first time on March 4 from Toulouse, France, marking the start of an abbreviated flight-test campaign expected to last just 75 hours. Powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M engines, the aircraft took off at 3 p.m. local time and flew for two hours.

 
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