Environment

Fly responsibly, fly ATR

ATR, as the aviation industry as a whole, takes its share of responsibility in preserving the environment and has a proud record of continuous improvement

- Climate change is a concern for each and everyone of us, and all transport modes have external environmental impact, including noise, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. As air traffic grows, especially to power the emerging economies of the world, aviation needs to balance that growth to control our impact on the climate.
- In the meantime, the aviation industry has made tremendous progress in terms of CO2 emissions’ reduction:
  • -2.1% per year in average, exceeding the target of -1.5% from 2008 industry leaders climate action plan.
  • the aviation industry today accounts for only 2% of man-made CO2 emissions, according to ICAO.
  • CO2 emissions per seat kilometre have decreased by 80% since the first jet aircraft.

Source: Aviation Benefits Beyond Borders, Powering global economic growth, employment, trade links, tourism and support for sustainable development through air transport, October 2018, ATAG – p. 7 / 32

 

ATR -600s have the best environmental credentials compared to other TPs and to RJs and ATR continues to improve its environmental footprint

- ATR 72-600s have a huge environmental advantage over regional jets and even over other turboprops
  • 40% less CO2 emissions per trip than regional jets on an average route of 300 NM (550 km).
  • 4,000 tonnes of CO2 saved per aircraft per year vs regional jets on average route of 300 NM.

N.B.: the RJs being compared here are the CRJ900, E175 and E175-E2; the calculations are based on 2,000 flights a year.

WHY? Because turboprops are more efficient on short sectors: they accelerate the air using less power, so consume less fuel. They are the proven benchmark for short flights of about an hour (550 km), during which you don’t have time to reach high altitudes and high speeds anyway.

  • 2.8L / 100km for a 550km trip (one hour) on a per seat basis (for 72 PAX, which is the standard ATR configuration).
  • o ATRs consume 40% less fuel per trip than regional jets.

As fuel makes up the main operating cost for airlines, economic and environmental motivations are intertwined.

- ATR is also making progress in producing its aircraft more responsibly and reducing its environmental footprint on all of its sites.

  • Eco-designed aircraft:
    • ATR is the first regional aircraft manufacturer to have obtained ISO 14001 certification for the entire lifecycle of the aircraft
  • Almost 90% of the parts that make an ATR are produced in Europe, including the fuselage, wings and propellers, which are produced in Italy and France.
KEY FIGURES:
40% less CO2 emissions
      40% less fuel
4,000 tonnes of CO2 saved per aircraft per year
2.8L / 100km
90% of an ATR aircraft produced in Europe
Aviation: only 2% of man-made CO2 emissions
CO2 emissions have decreased by 80% since the first jet aircraft
Aviation CO2 emissions: -2.1% per year