ATAG welcomes ATR to Board of Directors

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) today welcomes regional aircraft manufacturer ATR to its Board of Directors. ATR, the one of the world’s largest regional aircraft manufacturers, will join other airframe companies Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer and the other industry partners on the Board of ATAG.

ATAG Executive Director, Paul Steele, welcomed the Toulouse-based company, “ATR bring to the Board their expertise as one of the most significant turboprop aircraft manufacturers and as a leader in designing efficient regional aircraft. They have been an associate member for the last year and are now being welcomed to the Board as a full funding member of ATAG. This rounds out the top five aircraft manufacturers worldwide to be on the Board.

“ATAG is the forum where the industry can come together and work towards common solutions to common issues. We are the only group that represents the broad spectrum of the air transport sector at a global level. As we have demonstrated with the global aviation commitments to action on climate change, taking common approaches to common issues brings real unity and focus to the industry. We are pleased that ATR is formally joining these efforts at a senior level.”

Filippo Bagnato, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, said: "I extend my thanks to the ATAG Board of Directors for a warm welcome, the sign of fruitful collaboration to come. Needless to say I am very happy for it, aware as I am of the influence that group has on the analysis, reflection and Action in the air transport sector as its acronym reflects. ATR and I adhere today with pleasure to the group's strong commitment."

The announcement came at the Aviation & Environment Summit got underway in Geneva. The event brings together over 300 leaders in the aviation industry to discuss the latest issues in the sustainable development of the aviation sector.

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