Re: ATR-72's and Airbuses

From:         Stefano Pagiola <spagiola@worldbank.org>
Organization: World Bank
Date:         28 Oct 96 03:06:31 
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MikeM727 wrote:
> >I just finished reading Stephen Frederick's "Unheeded Warning: the inside
> >story of American Eagle Flight 4184," and was wondering if the French
> >manufacturer of the ATR-42 and ATR-72, Aerospatiale, is part of the
> >consortium which builds the Airbus series?
>
> ATR is not Airbus per se, but it is made by a partnership of two of the
> members of the Airbus consortium.  The plane rolls off the factory floor
> in Tolouse (sp?) France, right next to Airbus aircraft.

Yes, ATRs are built in Toulouse, and yes, Aerospatiale is part of Airbus.  But
the Italian partner in ATR is not in the Airbus consortium.

Stefano