ATR has unveiled particulars of the way it plans to improve its portfolio of regional turboprop plane.
The plan foresees superior design options and a brand new powerplant with hybrid functionality to supply clients the following era of ATR plane, the ATR Evo.
Incorporating an eco-design that features new propellers and enhanced cabin and methods, the ATR Evo will stay a two-engine turboprop that may be powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Gas (SAF).
ATR CEO Stefano Bortoli, stated, “Our subsequent era of plane shall be a step ahead in accountable flying by means of additional incremental innovation. When it enters the market, the brand new ATR Evo will pave the way in which in direction of a decarbonised future for aviation. Key advantages embrace a 20% total gas enchancment and 100% SAF compatibility. Because of this the plane will emit over 50% much less CO2 than a regional jet when powered by kerosene. When utilizing 100% SAF, its emissions shall be near zero.”
Fabrice Vautier, ATR SVP Business, stated, “The ATR Evo shall be much more economical, with double digit working price financial savings achieved specifically by means of 20% decrease gas burn and 20% total upkeep price discount. This implies airways can serve skinny routes extra profitably, and communities can profit from extra connectivity, extra important companies, and extra financial improvement. Our intention is to proceed to supply clients and society ever extra inclusive and accountable air transportation.”
ATR will work with airways, engine producers and methods suppliers, with the intention of launching the programme by 2023.
“We have now issued a Request for Data to the primary engine producers for the event of the brand new powerplant that can mix present and future era engine know-how. The ATR Evo will function improved efficiency by way of time to climb and an enhanced cabin, with elevated use of lighter bio-sourced supplies. Recyclability can even be on the coronary heart of our new design,” stated Stéphane Viala, ATR SVP Engineering.