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ATR SHRUGS OFF THREAT FROM NEW REGIONAL JET

February 26, 2019 / australianaviation
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ATR head of Asia Pacific Christophe Potocki said he expects the recent decision by Bombardier to launch a 50-seat regional jet will have little impact on that segment of the market.Rather, Bombardier’s CRJ550 was more about meeting the specific requirements of scope clauses between airlines and pilots unions in the United States, he said.Potocki said the ATR line-up of turboprops was in a “totally different league” in terms of operating economics to the CRJ550, which would have a type certificate based on its existing CRJ700.