ATR will attend the Paris Air Show as it promotes the use of its family of regional turboprop airliners. The manufacturer’s recently appointed CEO, Nathalie Tarnaud Laude, will brief the media on Tuesday, June 20 at 10:00 am after nine months on the job.
The manufacturer will show off an ATR 72-600 equipped with newly certificated PW127XT engines at its static display in Paris. The company has also scheduled a daily flying display of its ATR 72-600F freighter. This variant can transport 9 tonnes of payload and features a large cargo door.
ATR claims that its aircraft emit 45 percent less CO2 than similar-size regional jets, but in recent years the regional aircraft market has been in the doldrums. The ATR family’s primary competitor, the Dash 8-400, is currently out of production, and Embraer has yet to launch its own turboprop program to compete against ATR. We have forecast production of the ATR family to increase incrementally through 2029, but we don’t expect it to reach its pre-COVID high absent a major, sustained spike in fuel prices that would push regional operators to the most fuel-efficient regional aircraft available.