ATR Aircraft


Company milestones


    January 2010

    ATR announces stabilization in 2009 of its previous year results, thus reaching its main goals for the year despite the adverse situation of the economy: new turnover record of US $ 1.4 billion in 2009 (2008: US $ 1.3 billion), and 54 aircraft delivered (2008: 55), thus consolidating delivery rate over 50 aircraft per year.

    March 2010

    The ATR 42-600 pre-series aircraft successfully takes to the sky for the first time in Toulouse. The aircraft, powered with Pratt & Whitney 127M engines, takes off at 3.00 pm (local time) and completes a 2-hour flight, thus starting a flight test campaign of approximately 75 hours.

    July 2010

    Leading regional turboprop manufacturer ATR and world-renowned Italian design house Giugiaro Design unveil their partnership for the development of the new ATR -600 series cabin, named ARMONIA.

    September 2010

    International turboprop manufacturer ATR announces the opening of its first training centre in Africa in partnership with South African airline, Comair.