Record breaking year for ATR Aircraft

Last year has been very kind to ATR Aircraft, as it has been to Boeing, Airbus and Embraer. The company beat its own records in sales, deliveries, turnover and backlog. Sales increased to 160 aircraft, along with 120 options, exceeding the previous 2011 record of 157 sales and 79 options. ATR also achieved a record turnover, reaching 1.8 billion USD  against 1.63 billion USD in 2013. Deliveries increased  to 83 aircraft, compared with 74 in 2013.

The 160 firm sales and 120 options represent nearly half the total sales of regional aircraft of below 90-seat capacity for the year. It reinforces the position of the ATR-600 as the regional aircraft of choice of airlines and leasing companies across the world. For the turboprop aircraft segment, these sales account for 80% of all the orders for the year.

An ATR 72-600 of Lion Group subsidiary Wings Air (Image © Pierre Barthe / ATR Aircraft)
An ATR 72-600 of Lion Group subsidiary Wings Air (Image © Pierre Barthe / ATR Aircraft)

The 83 deliveries in 2014 represent not only a new record for ATR but also an increase of more than 60% over the last five years (51 deliveries in 2010). This number of deliveries, which ranks first among all below-90-seat regional aircraft deliveries during the last year, enables ATR to pursue one of its main lines of development, namely the consolidation of its production ramp-up which will continue in 2015 and should enable it to exceed the 100 deliveries mark in 2016

Since the start of the program in 1981, ATR has registered net orders for 1470 aircraft (470 ATR 42s and 1000 ATR 72s). In 2014, ATR signed the largest cumulative order of its history, with a contract signed by Indonesian airline Lion Air for 40 ATRs, bringing the Lion Air total up to 100 aircraft ordered.

As at 31 December 2014, ATR had delivered 436 ATR 42s and 754 ATR 72s. The current backlog stands at a record 280 aircraft. The order book represents a value of 6.8 billion dollars, and means that ATR can guarantee nearly three years of production while continuing to increase its delivery rates.

Source: ATR Aircraft