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ATR to Showcase Their Latest Aircraft Technologies at the Singapore Airshow 2022
ATR will highlight their latest technologies at the Singapore Airshow, which will be held from February 15-18, 2022. The company will showcase the new PW127XT engine, which will become standard for ATR 42 and 72 aircraft, delivering reduced fuel and maintenance costs.
On Friday (February 11, 2022), ATR, the leading regional aircraft manufacturer, will showcase their latest technologies at the Singapore Airshow (Booth A-E23) from February 15-18, 2022, with a focus on connecting the Asia Pacific region sustainably and affordably. The company will showcase the PW127XT, the new engine variant that will become standard on ATR 42 and 72 aircraft in the coming months. The engine delivers a further three percent in fuel burn reduction, as well as reduced maintenance costs of 20 percent, when compared to current models. ATR will also present their progress with SAF, having recently performed a series of ground and flight tests with 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel in one engine. The company aims to achieve aircraft certification to operate on 100 percent SAF by 2025. Additionally, the airframer will be promoting the ATR 42-600S, a new variant of the ATR 42 that can access runways as short as 2,625 feet (800 meters), which the company hopes to certify the aircraft in time for delivery by 2024.
In Friday’s announcment, ATR’s CEO, Stefano Bortoli, said,
“In the last 40 years, we have been providing essential regional connectivity to many communities in Asia Pacific, ensuring that they benefit from all the opportunities of a connected world. We will continue to bring the higher edge of technology to regional aviation, whilst making air transport ever more accessible, affordable, and sustainable. The vast majority of the 450 aircraft operated in Asia Pacific before the pandemic have returned to service, and our product will continue to be the perfect platform to connect this vast region whilst preserving its natural beauty.”
Speaking on the flexible and efficient cargo capability of ATR aircraft, ATR’s Senior Vice President – Commercial, Fabrice Vautier, said,
“In the last two years, people have been increasing their level of online demand for goods. Cargo operators need faster and more sustainable ways to deliver goods to our doorsteps. With our new freighter, conversions of legacy aircraft and quick, temporary conversions of passenger aircraft into freighters, ATR is ideally suited to be an essential part of this growing ecosystem, and the geography of Asia Pacific makes our aircraft even more relevant. We look forward to meeting in-person at the Singapore Airshow with customers, industry partners and stakeholders at what is a premier aviation event in the Asia Pacific region.”
Over their last 40+ years building efficient turboprop regional aircraft, ATR has reached major milestones including 1,800 aircraft orders and 1,600 deliveries. ATR sees strong potential for growth in regional aviation, including a replacement wave of over 900 turboprops in the 30-50 seat categories. 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. Over the last decade, ATR has held 75 percent of the turboprop market and 36 percent of the overall regional aircraft market.