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Stefano Bortoli appointed CEO of ATR
Toulouse, 17 September, 2018
– ATR, with the unanimous support of its shareholders Airbus and Leonardo, has appointed Stefano Bortoli, currently President of the ATR Board and Senior Vice President Strategy, Marketing Development and Sales of Leonardo Aircraft Division, as new CEO of ATR with immediate effect. This follows the announcement last week by Airbus appointing Christian Scherer as its Chief Commercial Officer.
Stefano Bortoli has a deep knowledge and understanding of the company, the aviation industry and the regional market. He held various top management positions and has a very international background, providing the right profile and experience to continue the positive developments at ATR.
Stefano Bortoli commented: “I thank Christian for the crucial contributions he has made to ATR at commercial level as well as preparing the grounds for the future of ATR as a leader in the regional aviation. I am honored to join the passionate and professional team of ATR and bring in my experience to continue to ensure ATR’s leadership in the market and position it for the future.”
ATR is the world leader in the regional aviation market. In 2018, the company achieved sales of $1.8 billion and its two models, the ATR 42 and 72, are the world’s best-selling aircraft in the below 90-seat category. The mission of the company’s 1,400 employees is to bring the world’s populations closer together and help all communities develop, in a sustainable way. With permanent innovation as a driving force, and thanks to the excellent performance of its turboprops, ATR opens up over 100 new routes every year. ATR aircraft also consume 40% less fuel and emit 40% less CO2 compared with other regional jets. ATR have been chosen by some 200 airlines, which operate their fleet in over 100 countries throughout the world.
ATR is an equal partnership between Airbus and Leonardo. Find out more at www.atr-aircraft.com and www.atr-intolife.com.