Regional aircraft manufacturer ATR has released two new editions of its upgrades catalogues, now offering 120 solutions to ATR operators wishing to upgrade their aircraft with state-of-the-art designs and capabilities developed either internally or externally.

    The turboprop manufacturer, which in September revealed that its new purpose-built regional freighter aircraft had performed its first flight, says the creation of a catalogue of external changes – Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) and minor modifications developed and provided by external Design Organisation Approval (DOA) partners – is a major step forward for the company.

    ATR says it can now complement its own expertise with the know-how and resources of its reliable external partners, Aero Engineering Services, Akka Technologies, ECM Skyservices, Eirtech Aviation Services, PMV Engineering and Recaero.

    The solutions include cabin reconfigurations, in-flight entertainment systems, avionics upgrades and freighter conversions and operators have access to a vast range of possibilities for their brand new or second-hand aircraft to explore new business opportunities and enhance passenger experience and aircraft performance.

    All of these solutions have been either developed by ATR or benefit from the manufacturer’s expertise, which guarantees their optimal integration within the aircraft environment.

    David Brigante, senior vice-president of programmes and customer support and services at ATR commented: “The combination of these two catalogues enables us to bring additional quick and competitive solutions to our family of operators and enhance the residual value of their aircraft.

    “Now there are seven great companies designing the best products and services to support ATR operators, so that they can continue to deliver essential connectivity across the globe. These new catalogues provide state-of-the-art solutions, either for the transport of passengers or for cargo operations.”

    He added: “This is very much in line with ATR’s focus on continuous innovation, whether it is through the design of innovative services or by revisiting our business model to further enhance our response to the market requirements.”