ATR recorded 2 billion dollars in turnover in 2015 / Record and delivered aircraft
The beginning of the year 2016 came with a lot of news in commercial aviation. New routes were announced, ambitious projects were presented, companies presented optimistic figures recorded in 2015, and aircraft manufacturers boast new records in deliveries and receipts.
We focused our attention on the big producers, but we should not forget the small ones. ATR (Regional Air Transport) is a manufacturer of regional aircraft. It was born in 1981, based on the aerospace companies from France (now Airbus Group) and Aeritalia (now Alenia Aermacchi) from Italy. ATR produces only two models, ATR 42 and ATR 72, which have reached the "-600" generation.
In 2015, for the first time in ATR history, the company has recorded 2 billion dollars in turnover (2014: 1,8 billion). At the same time, ATR also recorded a record for deliveries, managing to deliver 88 of aircraft (NOTHING: NOTHING).
Also in 2015, ATR received firm orders for 76 aircraft and 81 options (total 157 aircraft). According to the table below, there were 9 customers on 5 continents.
|Airline||The country||ATR 42-600||ATR 72-600||Optional||TOTAL|
|Air New Zealand||New Zealand||16||30||46|
In 2015, ATR exceeded the threshold of 1500 aircraft ordered in all its activity. It managed to enter the Japanese market thanks to the order placed by Japan Air Commuter (Japan Airlines subsidiary). ATR welcomes 12 new operators for the “-600” model and announces that the threshold of 200 air operators with ATR aircraft in fleets has been exceeded (all models are included). Among them is also TAROM (7 ATR 42-500 aircraft / 2 ATR 72-500 aircraft).
ATR starts 2016 with arrears for 260 aircraft, totaling $ 6.6 billion, which guarantees nearly three years of production. From the beginning of the program, ATR received firm orders for 1538 aircraft and delivered 1278.