ATR announces launch customer for new PW127XT engine series

ATR has announced Air Corsica as the launch customer of the new PW127XT engine series.

The aircraft manufacturer said the airline will benefit from a 20 per cent reduction in maintenance costs and a three per cent reduction in fuel burn with the new engine series,

ATR’s senior vice president of commercial Fabrice Vautier said: “This year’s [Dubai Air] show has been very much focused on the future of aviation, with sustainability as a goal. Turboprops are already an essential tool to reach the industry’s net zero-carbon emissions target, whilst bringing further opportunities to connect people and businesses.

“I am pleased to witness concrete signs of recovery from the market with our order announcements and the conversations we have had during the show.

“The future trends lead towards more sustainable regional mobility and the ATR family of aircraft is perfectly placed to serve this demand, today and tomorrow.”

With 16 aircraft delivered so far in 2021, ATR said it expects to triple the number of deliveries this year compared to 2020.

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