Posts Tagged “ATR”

The 90-seat turboprop is here

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Industry talk about the need for a 90-seat turboprop is well known.  Both of the principal OEMs, ATR and Bombardier, have not rushed to develop something new.  As we have heard both OEMs say at ISTAT – the business case for developing a new aircraft isn’t there. Today Bombardier announced their Q400 can now seat…

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ATR scores first new aircraft delivery to Iran

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Speaking in a meeting with the officials from Ministry of Roads and Urban Development in Tehran, Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders said the first delivery of 20 ATRs to Iran will start in November and will last through 2018.  Iran Air finalized a contract with ATR on February 1 to purchase 20 aircraft. Managing Director…

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Iran makes its next buy

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Iran makes its next buy






This morning ATR reported success with an order for 40 ATR72-600s to Iran Air. Related posts: ATR scores first new aircraft delivery to Iran The Next Generation Turboprops The Paris Order Scorecard Premium #300 – Looking out to 2035

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ATR’s 2015 numbers

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ATR’s 2015 numbers






ATR reported their 2015 numbers and they are impressive. The OEM set a new record of deliveries at 88 aircraft.  It received 76 firm orders and 81 options and it passed the threshold of 200 operators. ATR achieved a record turnover in 2015, increasing to $2bn (2014 was $1.8bn). During  2015 it increased deliveries by 72%…

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Air Lease Corporation sells ATR Fleet

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Air Lease Corporation sells ATR Fleet






Late in the evening yesterday an intriguing note arrived. “Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced the sale of 25 ATR aircraft in its fleet to Nordic Aviation Capital A/S (“NAC”). These ATR aircraft have served ALC well in meeting the demand from airline customers operating shorter sector lengths. As the business has matured, ALC has focused…

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Premium #191 – The Turboprop Competition

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Premium #191 – The Turboprop Competition






The commercial turboprop market remains essentially a two-horse race between ATR and Bombardier. The story is interesting. The chart below shows the order history for both models since 2000. ATR had a bumpy start but has done exceptionally well since 2004, albeit with much more volatile swings in its order book. Related posts: How smaller…

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