Announcement of ATR record sales in 1997:
- 77 orders for ATR aircraft placed during 1997
- with 54 orders for new aircraft
- and 23 used ATR 42s
26th March 1998
ATR delivers the 200th milestone ATR 72 to China Xinjiang Airlines.
5th June 1998
Tarom, the national carrier of Romania, takes delivery of its first two ATR 42-500s out of the seven aircraft ordered in 1997.
28th June 1998
ATR gains foothold in the Cuban market with Cubana de Aviacion order for ATR 42s.
10th July 1998
ATR sets up the Asset Management Department.
27th July 1998
First new ATRs in Israel: three ATR 72-500s for Arkia.