The first ATR 72-600F is delivered to FedEx

16 December 2020

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of Fedex Corporation and the world's largest express transportation Company, received its first ATR 72-600F in Toulouse on December 15, 2020. It is the first of a confirmed order for 30 aircraft, with the option for 20 more. ATR, world leader in regional aircraft, is a joint venture between Leonardo and Airbus and confirms with this new aircraft its position on the airborne freight market, where it already accounts for one third of the fleet in service, with its converted aircraft.

Established nearly 40 years ago, ATR has sold 1,700 aircraft to 200 operators worldwide, serving 1,300 airports. As the undisputed leader in the regional aircraft market, ATR continues to embrace new challenges and provide cutting-edge solutions designed to connect people, even in the most remote parts of the globe, in a sustainable and responsible manner.

While the new ATR 72-600F shares the same latest technologies and state-of-the-art cockpit of the passenger variant, the fuselage which is manufactured in the Leonardo site of Pomigliano d’Arco (Naples) includes specific features. It is windowless and boasts a large front cargo door that allows to load standard LD3 containers, a rear upper hinged door to optimise operations, a strengthened floor, new panels and an internal configuration that can accommodate 9 tonnes of cargo.

The ATR72-600F offers customers the solutions they need in the ever increasing market of air freight and cargo transportation.

The ATR’s success is built on its people – the women and men whose hard work and forward-looking vision have enabled the Company to spread its wings and soar to ever-greater heights.

Watch the development of the ATR 72-600F