ATR held at Changi Exhibition Center, from Feb.11-16. The market-leading ATR 72-600 turboprop will be on static display in the colors of Bangkok Airways.
Visitors to the static display will be able to experience the company’s latest technologies for on-board passenger inclusion, such as braille passenger cards and a Hearing Aid Loop. At its booth, situated at E01, the company will also demonstrate its ClearVision Enhanced Vision System (EVS), a world-first in commercial aviation and its Route Creation Model. The first deliveries of ClearVision, which offers pilots greater situational awareness in conditions of reduced visibility and the ability to take-off and land with reduced minima, were made to Guernsey and Bhutanese airlines Aurigny and Drukair, respectively.
The global success of the ATR is thanks to both its unbeatable efficiency, as it burns 40 percent less fuel and emits 40 percent less CO2 than a regional jet. Its versatility allows it to perform a variety of operations, even on thin routes, such as island hopping, point-to-point, taking-off and landing from short runways and cargo. These criteria are particularly relevant for the Asia Pacific market, which is why the eco-responsible aircraft remains so successful at connecting communities throughout the region. By providing air links, ATR aircraft create opportunities for economic development, business, as well providing access to education and the delivery of essential healthcare to people in remote areas.
With e-commerce growing by 19 percent annually worldwide regional freighter aircraft will become increasingly important to support economic growth. Converted ATR aircraft currently account for one third of the global regional freighter fleet and with the first delivery for the only new, straight from factory, regional freighter later this year ATR offer ideal cargo solutions for all operators.
About ATR: ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. In 2018 the company had a turnover of US$1.8 billion. The unifying vision of the company’s 1,400 employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner. Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATRs open more than 100 new routes every year, burn up to 40% less fuel and emit up to 40% less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATR aircraft have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.