Avions de Transport Regional

Blagnac, France


Avions de Transport Regional – ATR

ATR is the world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment.

Headquartered in Toulouse, ATR is a joint venture between two European aerospace leaders, Airbus (F) and Leonardo (I).

ATR offers the most efficient, versatile, innovative and sustainable regional aircraft on the market, designed and built with turboprop technology.

Since 1981, more than 1,600 ATR aircraft have been delivered to more than 200 airlines, in 100 countries, providing essential connections for communities and businesses around the world.

ATR is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the Paris agreement, to contribute to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Website: https://www.atr-aircraft.com/


In the framework of COCOLIH2T project, ATR will bring its strong expertise as regional turboprop aircraft manufacturer.

As end-user, ATR will be responsible for defining the requirements, and will contribute to the interfaces, V&V planning and test planning and will participate in the integrated tank design.


Participating members in the project

Antonio Sperandio

Antonio Sperandio

Large Project Manager

Antonio SPERANDIO graduated from Bologna University (IT) in Nuclear Engineering and started working in the Aerospace domain in 1985 with major aircraft manufacturers such as ALENIA/LEONARDO (IT), AEROSPATIALE (F), DEE HOWARD (USA), AIRBUS MILITARY (F).

He joined ATR in 2002 when he became Head of the “Certification and Airworthiness Department”, then Head of the “Research and technology Department” cumulating considerable experience in projects implementation and management both in developments and in R&T domains.

Alberto Palumbo

Alberto Palumbo

Project Manager

Alberto PALUMBO graduated from Naples University (IT) in Aeronautic Engineering.

He started working in the Aerospace domain in 1986 with the Italian aircraft manufacturer (ALENIA S.p.a., now LEONARDO), in the Aeroelasticity Dpt., contributing to Flutter certification of the ATR72.

He joined ATR in 1994 where he became Head of the Technical Sales Dpt, by participating to several successful worldwide sales campaign.

He successively moved to ATR Engineering Dpt. as Chief Engineer of an ATR special version.

He is finally in R&T Dpt. to manage several Research projects.

Nicolas Bernardin

Nicolas Bernardin

Future Projects Specialist-Technical Leader

Nicolas BERNARDIN is a Future Projects Specialist in the Future Projects and R&T team in ATR’s Chief Engineering Department.

He has a Master’s degree in Civil Aeronautic Engineering from the “Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile” (ENAC – France).

He has 13 years of experience on various turboprop aircraft, with area of expertise covering Handling Qualities, Aircraft Performances, Turboprop Engines, Weight and Balance and Acoustics.