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ATR Names Christopher Jones Head of Region Americas and Managing Director & President ATR Americas, Inc.

ATR has appointed Christopher Jones as Head of Region Americas effective July 1st and Managing Director & President of ATR Americas, Inc. effective August 1st, 2024.  In his new roles, Mr. Jones will be based at ATR's facilities in Miami, Florida.


ATR’s New Head of Region Americas, and Managing Director and President of ATR Americas, Inc., Christopher Jones – Courtesy ATR

On Tuesday (July 2, 2024), ATR announced the appointment of Christopher Jones as Head of Region Americas, and Managing Director and President of ATR Americas, Inc. effective July 1st and August 1st, 2024, respectively.  In his new roles, Mr. Jones will be based at ATR’s facility in Miami, Florida, and will report to Alexis Vidal, ATR’s SVP – Commercial.  Christopher Jones joins ATR with over 30 years of experience in commercial aircraft sales, and has held senior leadership roles with Airbus, Bombardier and British Aerospace.  Most recently, he served as Chief Commercial Officer for Texas-based Aero Design Labs, a company that designs, develops and certifies drag reduction kits.  While at Aero Design Labs, he spearheaded the company’s path to revenue, including the securing of a strategic partnership with Delta Air Lines.


Before joining Aero Design Labs, Christopher Jones served as SVP – Customers for Airbus North America.  His Airbus career spanned 20 years and included sales of A220s, A321neo/LR/XLRs, A330neos and A350s.  At Bombardier, he led the North American sales campaigns for the C-Series jet (now Airbus A220 Family), which led to commitments from JetBlue and Breeze, as well as additional sales of the CRJ-900 to Delta and American Airlines.  During his time with Bombardier and British Aerospace, Mr. Jones established a well-founded knowledge of the regional airline sector.


In 1990, following his education in Business and Finance at the University of Hertfordshire, Christopher Jones came to the U.S. as a commercial apprentice with British Aerospace in Hatfield, England.  In his new dual roles with ATR, Jones will play a pivotal role in developing the company’s business in the region, especially the U.S., while continuing to support ATR’s customers.


ATR is the world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer and their ATR 42 and 72 aircraft are the best-selling aircraft in the under 90-seat market segment.  The company’s turboprop aircraft represent the optimal and most sustainable choice for regional deployment at the lowest operating costs, and offer the ability to serve isolated communities living near challenging airfields.  Thanks to the versatility and efficiency of ATR’s turboprop aircraft, they have been able to open an average of 130+ new routes annually, while delivering a 45 percent reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions versus regional jets.  ATR aircraft have been selected by around 200 companies in 100 countries worldwide.  The company is a joint venture between Airbus and Leonardo.


 

Source: ATR

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