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April 24, 2024
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ATR will announce further details of its net-zero roadmap for its turboprop aircraft family within the next two to three months. The French-Italian airframer is looking at different solutions that go beyond sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs), but it will only announce its strategy when it has a solid timeline, CEO Stefano Bortoli said on February 8 during an online media briefing. ATR to reveal its net-zero roadmap in the coming months.

ATR is pushing hard to get 100-percent SAF fully certified by EASA no later than 2025 on its re-engined version with the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127XT. It has started flight testing pure SAF on one engine two weeks ago. Sustainable aviation fuels are an obvious step to reduce carbon emissions, which according to Bortoli will drop by 82 percent on the ATR.


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.