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ATR hits a century in just four months

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 15, 2014
ATR has logged 100 sales for its popular ATR-42 & ATR-72 for the four months to the end of April.
ATR has logged 100 sales for its popular ATR-42 & ATR-72 for the four months to the end of April.

Franco-Italian regional turboprop manufacturer ATR has recorded 100 sales for its ATR-42 and ATR-72 models in just the first four months of 2014.

The company says its products currently account for 80 per cent of all regional aircraft sales up to 90-seats announced to date this year, and already exceeds the 89 total sales it logged in the whole of 2013.

“This is already a very dynamic year in terms of sales and we expect our order intake to further grow very soon”, ATR CEO Filippo Bagnato said in a statement. “Such outstanding results highlight the strong work which is done daily by every ATR employee. Based on these positive results, our current backlog largely exceeds 300 aircraft.”

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While many of the orders have already been ‘booked’ by the manufacturer, only 26 have been attributed to customers so far, with DAE taking 20 72-600s, and Binter Canarias ordering six. The company says it expects the balance to be “unveiled in the coming weeks.”

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