ATR is continuing to explore hybrid aircraft technologies and biofuels, but in the nearer term CEO Stefano Bortoli believes higher fuel prices could trigger more aircraft orders. “In a scenario of growing fuel prices, our aircraft regain their competitive edge,” Bortoli said, speaking at a Paris Air Show media briefing June 19. ATR announced commitments for 75 aircraft at the airshow—including 17 for a new short takeoff and landing (STOL) version of the ATR ...

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