30-Sep-2011 8:09 AM

ATR reports new annual sales record so far in 2011

ATR recorded (29-Sep-2011) 145 firm aircraft orders and an additional 72 options since the beginning of the year. The value of these orders is estimated at USD3.2 billion or USD4.8 billion including options. These figures already represent a new annual record for the European manufacturer of regional turboprop aircraft, up from the previous record of 113 firm orders and 26 options in 2007. The orders have increased ATR's total order book value to USD6.2 billion across 275 aircraft orders, representing a backlog of nearly four years of production. The 145 firm orders represent over 80% of all regional aircraft sales (from 50 to 90-seats) since the beginning of the year with the backlog representing 68% of the regional market (50 to 90-seat regional aircraft category). The breakdown of the 145 orders and 72 options are as follows:

  • Lion Air/Wings Air: 18 ATR 72-500s;
  • GECAS: 15 ATR 72-600s (+ 15 options);
  • NAC: 10 ATR 72-600s and two ATR 72-500s (+ 10 options);
  • AZUL: 10 ATR 72-600s (+ 10 options);
  • UNI AIR: 10 ATR 72-600s;
  • TRIP: Nine ATR 72-600s (+ 12 options);
  • Skywest / Virgin Australia: Four ATR 72-500s and four ATR 72-600s (+ 5 options);
  • TAME: Three ATR 42-500s;
  • Israir: Two ATR 72-500s;
  • MAS / Firefly: Two ATR 72-500s;
  • Air Lease Corporation: Two ATR 72-600s;
  • Taimyr: Two ATR 42-600s (+ 2 options);
  • Borajet: One ATR 72-500;
  • Undisclosed: 47 ATR 72s and 4 ATR 42s (+ 18 options). [more - original PR]

ATR: “This sales record, and the year is not yet over, once again underlines the relevance of our product to meet the requirements of regional transport, which continues to expand worldwide.... 2011 therefore confirms the increasing interest of aircraft lessors in our planes. Leasing companies represent almost a quarter of annual sales,” Filippo Bagnato, CEO. Source: Company Statement, 29-Sep-2011.

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