Turboprop manufacturer ATR has opened a representative office in Beijing, as it aims to tap into the potentially lucrative Chinese market. The move was foreshadowed at the Franco-Italian manufacturer’s annual press conference in January when CEO Patrick de Castelbajac announced a substantial increase in the company’s activities in China. ATR has had links with China for almost 20 years. AVIC subsidiary Xian Aircraft Co. produces key airframe sections and some components of the ...

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