Fly responsibly, fly ATR

At ATR, we take our responsibility in preserving the environment very seriously. We understand our role in support of growing economies in cutting distances and improving connections, but we also believe that the consequences of climate change need to be addressed with vigour and determination.

The aviation industry as a whole has a proud record of continuous improvement.
  • -2.1% per year in average, exceeding the target of -1.5% from 2008 industry leaders climate action plan.
  • the aviation industry today accounts for only 2% of man-made CO2 emissions, according to ICAO.
  • CO2 emissions per seat kilometre have decreased by 80% since the first jet aircraft.

Source: Aviation Benefits Beyond Borders, Powering global economic growth, employment, trade links, tourism and support for sustainable development through air transport, October 2018, ATAG – p. 7 / 32


The ATR-600 has the best environmental credentials compared to other Turboprops and to Regional Jets. We at ATR continue to invest to improve our environmental footprint at every step from design, manufacturing to operations.

Compared to regional jets (CRJ900, E175 and E175-E2, based on 2000 flights a year) ATR 72-600 boasts a huge environmental advantage:
  • 40% less CO2 emissions per trip on an average route of 300 NM (550 km).
  • 4,000 tonnes of CO2 saved per aircraft per year on average route of 300 NM.

WHY? Because turboprops are more efficient on short hauls: acceleration at take-off uses less power, thus consuming less fuel. On a one hour flight (55o km) when you have no time to reach high altitude or high speeds, turboprops offer the best performance.

  • 2.8L / 100km for a 550km trip (one hour) on a per seat basis (for 72 PAX, which is the standard ATR configuration).
  • ATR consume 40% less fuel per trip than regional jets.

As fuel represents most of the operating costs for airlines, needless to say that economy and environment go hand in hand.
Fuel consumption reduction is not enough. At ATR we are making progress in manufacturing aircraft more responsibly and reducing environmental footprint in all our facilities.

  • Eco-designed aircraft: ATR is the first regional aircraft manufacturer to have obtained ISO 14001 certification for the entire lifecycle of the aircraft
  • Almost 90% of the parts that make an ATR are made in Europe, including the fuselage, wings and propellers, which are produced in Italy and France.