ATR maintains delivery rate in 2009
On the occasion of its annual press conference, which took place today in Paris, ATR announced stabilization in 2009 of its previous year results, thus reaching its main goals for the year despite the adverse situation of the economy. The turboprop manufacturer achieved new turnover record of US $ 1.4 billion in 2009 (2008: US $ 1.3 billion), and delivered 54 aircraft (2008: 55), thus consolidating delivery rate over 50 aircraft per year. ATR unveiled also orders for 40 new aircraft plus 17 options in 2009 (2008: 42 new aircraft plus 14 options), thus reaching 1,000th aircraft sold since the beginning of the programme. It also confirmed the ATR ‘-600 series’ development programme is on track, with the first flight of an ATR 72-600 successfully achieved in 2009.
“Reaching a new annual turnover record in 2009 is the result of the commitment and the strong efforts done in order to cope with the current adverse global environment”, declared St