35 years ago, Jacques Mitterrand and Renato Bonifacio, the Presidents of Aerospatiale and Aeritalia, respectively, signed the agreement defining the terms of joint cooperation between the two companies on the ATR program.
The signing ceremony took place in Paris on November 4, 1981, but approval to start the ATR 42 program had been given by the Boards of Directors for both companies on October 29.
This two-minute visual history of ATR spans three decades of technological breakthroughs, innovations and industry firsts. Experience major company milestones, from the introduction of the ATR 42 to the first flight of the company's brand new ATR 72-600 High Capacity aircraft. Celebrate with us our 35 years of success!