Air Transport World

ATR.(Equipment)(Avions de Transport Regional unveils sales record)(Brief article)

ATR announced record sales of 113 aircraft in 2007, resulting in turnover of $1.1 billion, up 56% from the prior year. It delivered 44 aircraft last year compared to 24 in 2006. "The commercial record of 2007 represents a real milestone in ATR history," CEO Stephane Mayer said. Since 2005, turboprops have enjoyed a resurgence, with the company booking orders for a total of 226 new aircraft. To keep pace with growing demand it hired 780 employees last year and expects to hire more this year. …

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