ATR today announced its plans for the next generation regional aircraft, the ATR ‘EVO’.
This aircraft will feature advanced design’s and a new powerplant with hybrid capability to offer customers the next generation of ATR aircraft.
The new eco-design will include new propellers and enhanced cabin and systems with a twin engine turboprop that can be powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
“Our next generation of aircraft will be a step forward in responsible flying through further incremental innovation. When it enters the market, the new ATR ‘EVO’ will pave the way towards a decarbonised future for aviation. Key benefits include a 20% overall fuel improvement and 100% SAF compatibility. This means that the aircraft will emit over 50% less CO2 than a regional jet when powered by kerosene. When using 100% SAF, its emissions will be close to zero.” said Stefano Bortoli, CEO, ATR
ATR will work with airlines, engine manufacturers and systems providers in the coming months with the aim to launch the programme by 2023.