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Christian Scherer departs ATR following appointment as Airbus Chief Commercial Officer

Friday 14 September 2018

Toulouse, 13 September 2018 – ATR confirms the statement issued today by Airbus appointing Christian Scherer as its Chief Commercial Officer with immediate effect. The succession of Christian Scherer as CEO of ATR will be announced in the coming days.
 
In his time at ATR, Christian has made crucial contributions to the company, at commercial level as well as preparing the grounds for the future of ATR as a leader in regional aviation with an improved governance structure and further product developments. 
 
Christian Scherer commented “I have been incredibly lucky to have lead ATR for the past years and to set out the path for its sustainable future. I am convinced that the turboprop is part of the future of aviation and I thank all the ATR teams for their passion with which we make ATR the preferred choice to connect people and places regionally. I have truly shared this passion and hope to have contributed value to ATR and all its stakeholders.”

About ATR:

European turboprop manufacturer ATR is the world leader in the regional aviation market. ATR designs, manufactures and delivers aircraft, with its fleet encompassing some 200 airlines in nearly 100 countries. The ATR 42 and the ATR 72 are the best-selling aircraft in the below 90-seat category. With continuous improvement as a driving force, ATR produces cutting edge, comfortable and versatile turboprops that help airlines expand their horizons by creating more than 100 new routes every year. Compared with other turboprops, ATRs offer an advantage of 40% on fuel burn, 20% on trip cost and 10% on seat cost, whilst offering the lowest noise emissions. ATR is an equal partnership between leading aerospace firms Airbus and Leonardo and benefits from a large global customer support network allowing it to deliver innovative services and solutions to its clients and operators all over the world. For more information, please visit http://www.atr-aircraft.com. Follow us on Twitter - #ATRLeads
 

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