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Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:06 am

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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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:39 am

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!
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:52 am

Was this -500 or -600?
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:50 pm

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

Its a -600 look at the pic in the first post.
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:00 pm

I'd like to see some ATR back in AZ fleet in the future.... even if I'm quite sure this will not happen.
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:02 pm

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

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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:48 am

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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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:10 am

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??
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:45 am

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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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:43 am

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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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Thu May 03, 2012 9:03 am

Looks like the official delivery ceremony is happening today:

http://www.atraircraft.com/newsroom/news-events-53.html
 
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Fri May 04, 2012 12:23 pm

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
 
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Fri May 04, 2012 3:47 pm

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.
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Fri May 04, 2012 7:45 pm

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  

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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sat May 05, 2012 5:18 am

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

perfect!!! thanks for that!
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sat May 05, 2012 5:23 am

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.

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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sat May 05, 2012 5:25 pm

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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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sat May 05, 2012 7:12 pm

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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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sat May 05, 2012 7:52 pm

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?
 
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sat May 05, 2012 9:04 pm

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.
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sat May 05, 2012 11:28 pm

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.
 
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Mon May 07, 2012 1:13 pm

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).
 
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Tue May 08, 2012 11:23 am

Congrats on a huge sale till date........
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Wed May 09, 2012 6:56 pm

Yay, watched it take off on the delivery flight tonight.
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RE: Delivery Of 1000th ATR

Sat May 12, 2012 10:00 am

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