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Delivery Of 1000th ATR  
User currently offliner2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2771 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5148 times:

Delivery of the 1000th ATR to Air Nostrum (IB Regional) is imminent, and it has already been spotted in TLS.


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The first delivery of an ATR was way back on 3 December 1985 to Air Littoral. The program kicked of fairly well its first 10 years, but went through a deep slump between 2002-2005 due to 9-11 and the regional jet madness, to the point that its total termination was officially considered in 2003. Fortunately that didn't happen, and ATR came back even stronger than before after 2006, in parallel with rising fuel prices. Today ATR is posting one record year after the other, with 157 firm orders and 54 deliveries in 2011, and a 224 aircraft in backlog at the end of the year. ATR plans to deliver over 70 aircraft in 2012 and to increase its deliveries to a minimum of 80 units as of 2013.

Last year, ATR successfully introduced the latest upgrade of its aircraft, the -600 series.

For the not too far future (2016ish), plans of an all-new 90ish seater have been repeatedly talked about, with an official launch seemingly pending mainly on what TP engines PW/GE may be able to develop.

Congratulations to ATR on this incredible milestone, and on entering the exclusive 1000-aircraft club !   


(No press release from ATR so I guess it's not officially delivered yet; I assume there should also be some kind of ceremony planned.)

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User currently onlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3841 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5094 times:

Congrats to ATR.

Who would have guessed, back then...
It was definitely hard to keep a positive outlook back when the assembly line went very quiet in the early 2000 and through the short lived AI(R) joint venture.

But they did keep the shop open while others were throwing the towel and now they (and BBD) are here to enjoy the long overdue second coming of T-Props!



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5076 times:

Was this -500 or -600?


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User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4850 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 2):
Was this -500 or -600?

Its a -600 look at the pic in the first post.



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User currently offlineLOLLOMZ From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4402 times:
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I'd like to see some ATR back in AZ fleet in the future.... even if I'm quite sure this will not happen.

User currently offlineGCPET From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2012, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4289 times:

Great to see ATR reach this milestone! Love flying this on FS2004.

GCPET



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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4157 times:

How come the 1000th ATR to be delivered is serial number 999? Still one more to go?

Either way, many congratulations to ATR for developing, manufacturing and delivering so many of my favorite turboprop airliner. May they manufacture and deliver thousands more.     



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7388 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

Quoting zkojq (Reply 6):
How come the 1000th ATR to be delivered is serial number 999? Still one more to go?

I'm guessing because there is cn number 12 & 12A??


User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 7):
I'm guessing because there is cn number 12 & 12A??

There is no 13 so I don't think thats the reason.



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User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4016 times:

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 7):
Quoting Larshjort (Reply 8):

Im guessing its the 1000th delivery not the 1000th aircraft. According to airfleets (not sure how accurate it is) it says cn1000 was already delivered to UT Air Ukraine as UR-UTI :

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-atr-1000.htm



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User currently offliner2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2771 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3631 times:

Looks like the official delivery ceremony is happening today:

http://www.atraircraft.com/newsroom/news-events-53.html


User currently offliner2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2771 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

The aircraft has been delivered!   

press release:

“Today, ATR planes are present in over 90 countries and are flown by 180 airlines. Few programs can boast such a global presence”, said Filippo Bagnato, Chief Executive Officer of ATR."

Since the recovery of the turboprop market in 2005, ATR has recorded almost half of all of its orders and delivered nearly a third of its aircraft. In 2011, a record year for the Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer which posted 157 firm sales, ATR represented over 80% of international sales of regional aircraft with 90 seats or less.

http://www.atraircraft.com/newsroom/...ress-releases-details-1179-en.html


User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7388 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

Quoting r2rho (Reply 10):
Looks like the official delivery ceremony is happening today:

damn.I have just arrived in toulouse, but was hoping it would stay long enough for me to start spotting in a day or so. Nevermind. I saw there was other good stuff around that will be testing, so that will have to do.


User currently offlinescarebus03 From Ireland, joined Apr 2005, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 12):
damn.I have just arrived in toulouse, but was hoping it would stay long enough for me to start spotting in a day or so. Nevermind. I saw there was other good stuff around that will be testing, so that will have to do.

Don't worry just yet as it won't leave TLS until Weds morning  

Brgds



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7388 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

Quoting scarebus03 (Reply 13):
Don't worry just yet as it won't leave TLS until Weds morning

perfect!!! thanks for that!


User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13520 posts, RR: 100
Reply 15, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2964 times:
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Quoting r2rho (Thread starter):
Congratulations to ATR on this incredible milestone, and on entering the exclusive 1000-aircraft club !

Congrats. I feel asleep at the wheel as I thought this milestone was further in the future.

Its always exciting to see an airframe do well.

Lightsaber



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User currently onlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

They skipped a few construction numbers, actually it's around the 988th delivery at the most.
C/Ns 418, 421, 424, 427, 430, 433, 436, 439, 442 and 956 aren't built, and 859 and 970 aren't built yet, and nothing with c/ns higher than 1000 is delivered yet. Just like with the Airbus jets they occasionally skip c/n's. Most of the above numbers were allocated to 42-300s but then cancelled when they started the 42-500s with c/n's above 443.



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User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

Continental Express used to fly the ATR-42 into my hometown. I always thought they were a very impressive airplane. Congrats to ATR on a great accomplishment!


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25983 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Although the Dash 8 went into service before the ATR series, and slightly more Dash 8s have been delivered (1,060 as of December 31, 2011), it's interesting to compare the number of accidents/hull losses for both families.

Source: Aviation-Safety.net database.

ATR-42: 24 hull losses (8 fatal, total 172 fatalities)
ATR-72: 14 hull losses (7 fatal, total 192 fatalities)

Total all ATR models: 38 hull losses (15 fatal, total 364 fatalities)


Dash 8-100: 8 hull losses (3 fatal, total 72 fatalities)
Dash 8-200: no hull losses
Dash 8-300: 3 hull losses (1 fatal, total 4 fatalities)
Dash 8-400: 5 hull losses (1 fatal, total 50 fatalities)

Total all Dash 8 models: 16 hull losses (5 fatal, total 126 fatalities)

Can anyone speculate why the ATR family has an accident/hull loss rate so much higher than for all Dash 8 models combined?


User currently onlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

The Saab, Fokker 50 and ATP are also safer. There have been a few ATR accidents in which the design is a factor (the icing accidents in Italy in 1987 and Roselawn USA in 1994) but most have been bad luck or the airlines or pilots to blame.
A factor is that most Dash-8s are flying in countries and at big airlines with a good safety culture (Jazz Air, Piedmont, Wideroe, FlyBe) while the ATR is relatively more popular in countries and airlines with a less then stellar safety culture (Cuba, Venezuela, Russia). I mean, if Conviasa flew Dash-8s, they might have crashed one instead.



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineScottishDavie From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2011, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 19):
if Conviasa flew Dash-8s, they might have crashed one instead.

The same goes for Royal Air Maroc Flight 630 if you accept the official verdict. A pilot who decides to commit suicide is presumably going to use whatever aircraft he's flying at the time whether it's an ATR, a Dash 8 or an A380. It's hardly an adverse reflection on the safety of the ATR-42.


User currently offliner2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2771 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

With historical data, I have compiled a graph of all deliveries up to end of 2011:

ATR Deliveries 1985-2011


You can clearly observe the slump between 2002-2005, and the extremely fast ramp-up after 2006. The ATR-42 had a good time in the early years but was quickly surpassed by the 72 once it was introduced. Today the market is clearly biased towards 70 seats but there is a always a small but steady flow of 42s (the only western model in its class in production today after the end of the Q300).


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Congrats on a huge sale till date........


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7388 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Yay, watched it take off on the delivery flight tonight.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (2 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

Massive sales jump for the ATR72 in recent years....


Think of the brighter side!
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