ATR aircraft manufacturerGeneral information about ATR, the aerospace company in Italy

ATR is a French-Italian aircraft manufacturer headquartered on the grounds of Toulouse Blagnac International Airport in Blagnac, France. It was formed in 1981 by AĆ©rospatiale of France and Aeritalia of Italy. Its primary products are the ATR 42 and ATR 72 aircraft.

Alenia Aeronautica's manufacturing facilities in Pomigliano d'Arco, near Naples, Italy, produce the aircraft fuselage and tail sections. Aircraft wings are assembled at Sogerma in Bordeaux in western France by Airbus France. Final assembly, flight-testing, certification and deliveries are the responsibility of ATR in Toulouse, France.

ATR stretch - In 2007, as a response to the Q400X proposal, ATR floated the idea of a 90-99 seater stretch.[6] As of 2009, it was considered as part of the future -900 series ATR family. In 2011, the 90-seater proposal was brought to its shareholders as a proposal. As of 2012, a new clean sheet design has been considered in the 90-seat segment, for a 2017 launch.