Aircraft manufacturer ATR is satisfied with the results booked in 2004. The maker of regional turboprops made 543 million dollars with selling both new and used airplanes and expects this figure to be higher in 2005.
ATR´s CEO Filippo Bagnato says that the market for turboprop aircraft is growing again. In 2004, ATR delivered 13 new planes to 6 companies, and a further 51 used planes changed ownership.
At this moment ATR has pending orders for 5 ATR 42-500´s and 8 ATR 72-500´s. They expect to sell 15 planes in 2005, and 18 aircraft in 2006 and 2007.
ATR is pinning its hope on India carrier Air Deccan´s decision to buy up to 30 new ATR 72-500´s. This airline is also planning to incorporate 6 used ATR´s, three 42-500´s and three 72-500´s. The Turkish Navy placed an order for 10 new ATR 72ASW maritime patrol aircraft.
Deliveries of new aircraft in 2004
Air Dolomiti (Italy) - 2x ATR-72-500
CSA (Czech Rep.) – 3x ATR-42-500
Binter (Spain) – 4x ATR-72-500
Air New Zealand – 1x ATR-72-500
Aircraft International Renting Ltd. (Ireland) – 1x ATR-72-500
Air Tahiti – 2x ATR-42-500
Deliveries of used aircraft in 2004
AviaImport (Cuba) – 3x ATR-72-210
Aurigny (Great Britain) – 1x ATR-72-200
Trip (Brazil) – 1x ATR-42-300
Vietnam Airways (Vietnam) – 1x ATR-72-200
Aeromar (Mexico) – 2x ATR-42-500
Airlinair (France) 11x ATR-42-500
Olympic Airlines (Greece) 2x ATR-42-300
Air Exel (Netherlands) – 1x ATR-42-500
Total (Brazil) – 1x ATR-42-300, 2x ATR-42-320
Myanmar Airways (Myanmar) – 1x ATR-42-320, 2x ATR-72-210
Air Deccan (India) – 5x ATR-42-500
Cimber Air (Denmark) – 7x ATR-72-200
Islas (Spain) – 2x ATR-72-200
PAS (Egypt) – 1x ATR-72-200
Overland (Nigeria) – 1x ATR-42-320
American Eagle (U.S.) – 2x ATR-72-210
Nordic Aviation (Sweden) – 1x ATR-42-300
Air Bosna (Bosnia) – 2x ATR-72-210
Santa Barbara (Venezuela) – 2x ATR-42-300
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