During this week’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, ATR unveiled five different cabin designs for its turboprop family. The Highline collection comprises some very unusual configurations for ATR, as they turn the cabin into that of an executive jet. ATR is thinking out of the box.
With the new designs, ATR wants to offer configurations between Economy, Business Class, and VIP. “Multi-Class” is a spacious layout with a 50-seat interior that includes a dedicated First Class. Then there is “Premium-Flex”, in which standard double-seats can easily be reconfigured into single premium seating and an “X-Space Table” concept.
The Premium-Flex cabin, with X-Space Table. (ATR)
The French/Italian OEM also offers an “All-Business Class” with up to thirty seats to match the requirements of Part 135 and semi-private airlines. “Multi-Section” is an interior on the level of the transportation of Heads of State and Governments representatives.
The fifth iteration of the Highline is the “Bespoke VIP” (main picture), which according to ATR “can be tailored to reflect personal lifestyles, operator’s needs or high-end destinations requiring a luxurious experience.”
Multiclass looks the most conventional but includes First Class on a turboprop. (ATR)
ATR Head of Business Development, Tarek Ben Omrane, said in a media statement that “ATR aims to disrupt the regional travel industry from within by creating a superb onboard atmosphere and using the lowest emission technology on the market. Equipped with the ATR HighLine cabins, our aircraft offer the same cabin size as the largest business jets while cutting carbon emissions in half. We are the only aircraft manufacturer in the world to offer this”.
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