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Christian Scherer departs ATR following appointment as Airbus Chief Commercial Officer
Toulouse, 13 September 2018
– ATR confirms the statement issued today by Airbus appointing Christian Scherer as its Chief Commercial Officer with immediate effect. The succession of Christian Scherer as CEO of ATR will be announced in the coming days.
In his time at ATR, Christian has made crucial contributions to the company, at commercial level as well as preparing the grounds for the future of ATR as a leader in regional aviation with an improved governance structure and further product developments.
Christian Scherer commented “I have been incredibly lucky to have lead ATR for the past years and to set out the path for its sustainable future. I am convinced that the turboprop is part of the future of aviation and I thank all the ATR teams for their passion with which we make ATR the preferred choice to connect people and places regionally. I have truly shared this passion and hope to have contributed value to ATR and all its stakeholders.”
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ATR is the world leader in the regional aviation market. In 2018, the company achieved sales of $1.8 billion and its two models, the ATR 42 and 72, are the world’s best-selling aircraft in the below 90-seat category. The mission of the company’s 1,400 employees is to bring the world’s populations closer together and help all communities develop, in a sustainable way. With permanent innovation as a driving force, and thanks to the excellent performance of its turboprops, ATR opens up over 100 new routes every year. ATR aircraft also consume 40% less fuel and emit 40% less CO2 compared with other regional jets. ATR have been chosen by some 200 airlines, which operate their fleet in over 100 countries throughout the world.
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