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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 number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. In 2019 the company had a turnover of US$1.6 billion. The unifying vision of the company’s 1,400 employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner. Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATR aircraft open more than 100 new routes every year, burn up to 40% less fuel and emit up to 40% less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATR aircraft have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.
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