ATR: record year in terms of sales, deliveries, turnover and backlog

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore January 22, 2015 11:31

ATR: record year in terms of sales, deliveries, turnover and backlog

The year 2014 ended for ATR beating last years’ records in sales; deliveries, turnover and backlog, the manufacturer said during a press conference. Sales increased to 160 aircraft, along with 120 options, exceeding the previous 2011 record (157 firm sales and 79 options). ATR also achieved a record turnover in 2014, reaching $1.8 billion (1.63 billion in 2013), and increased its deliveries to 83 aircraft (compared with 74 in 2013). As a result of the extraordinary commercial year experienced by ATR, 2014 ended with 280 aircraft in its backlog, an end-of-year level never reached until now.

In 2014, ATR signed the largest cumulative order of its history, with a contract that brings the number of firm aircraft orders from the Indonesian airline Lion Air to one hundred. ATR also signed the 1000th order for the ATR 72 with Airlines PNG, the Papua New Guinea airline.

The 160 firm sales and 120 options represent nearly half the total sales of regional aircraft of below 90-seat capacity for the year. It reinforces the position of the ATR-600 as the regional aircraft of choice of airlines and leasing companies across the world. For the turboprop aircraft segment, these sales account for 80% of all the orders for the year.

The 83 deliveries in 2014 represent not only a new record for ATR but also an increase of more than 60% over the last five years (51 deliveries in 2010).

In 2014 ATR registered a new record turnover of $1.8 billion. This financial performance will continue its upward trend in 2015, to tend to the ambitious figure of $2 billion, due notably to the even higher delivery forecasts.

As at 31 December 2014, ATR had delivered 1190 aircraft (436 ATR 42s and 754 ATR 72s). These figures enable ATR to boast a new record: a backlog of 280 aircraft at the start of the year. The order book represents a value of $6.8 billion, and means that ATR can guarantee nearly three years of production while continuing to increase its delivery rates.

Patrick de Castelbajac, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, is “delighted with ATR’s excellent performance in 2014. Our aircraft are the undisputed world reference among regional airlines and aircraft leasing companies. Whether for their low operating costs, their reliability and versatility, or their small environmental footprint and value retention over time, ATRs today are the preferred aircraft of short-haul network operators. We continue to increase our production rates, develop our aircraft and expand our global footprint across the world with the aim of better serving our customers”.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore January 22, 2015 11:31