ATR, the world’s leading turboprop manufacturer, will be present at the 52nd edition of the Paris Air Show, from June 19 to June 25. Visitors will be welcome on board an ATR 72-600 in the colours of the Indian carrier IndiGo in the static display area (B2).
The aircraft will be equipped with the newest passenger comfort developments for the ATR ‘-600 series’. On board, visitors can discover the “innovation corner”, featuring two rows of Geven’s new Neo Classic seats, which will be fitted as standard on ATR -600s in the near future. The aircraft also features two rows of ultralight Expliseat seats. Both Geven and Expliseat’s seats decrease the overall weight of the aircraft, (170 Kg and nearly 300 Kg, respectively). The ATR 72-600 on display will also be equipped with a new on board Wi-Fi streaming system allowing passengers to access a variety of In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) content on their personal electronic devices.
ATR places the continuous development of its aircraft at the core of its business. Besides the new features displayed at the Air Show, ATR is about to receive certification for the new version of its avionics, Standard 3. These new avionics will combine a range of standard and optional features, designed to reduce both pilot workload and ease airline operations; ensuring that ATRs remain at the cutting-edge of technology. Among the new Standard 3 innovations, the ClearVision System is a first in commercial aviation, consisting of a head-mounted pilot visor (Skylens) displaying basic flight data, a synthetic vision system plus an enhanced vision system. During the Air Show, the ClearVision system and Skylens will be displayed at the chalet of Elbit (Booth Elbit Systems #200), the supplier and partner in these innovations.
ATR has established itself as the benchmark for regional airlines all over the world, booking around 75% of all turboprop aircraft sales since 2010, and 35% when compared to all regional aircraft below 90 seats. ATR sees a potential for nearly 2,800 turboprop deliveries in the next 20 years, with 65% of them (1,800 aircraft) creating new routes or reinforcing existing networks. Today, 200 airlines operate ATRs in 100 countries. ATR has recently secured, amongst others, an order for 20 ATR 72-600 aircraft from Iran Air as well as an initial commitment for 50 ATR 72-600 aircraft from India’s leading airline IndiGo. Based on such a large presence worldwide, ATR is continuously expanding its customer support offer. In February 2017 it opened a new Training Center in Miami, and before the end of the year will expand its training facilities in Paris with a new ATR 72-600 FFS (Full Flight Simulator).