Re: Orders for Airliners in 1997

Date:         25 Jan 98 03:27:27 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>ATR is a division of Airbus.

Wrong.  ATR (Avions de Transport Regional) was a 50-50 partnership
between Aerospatiale (France) and Alenia/Finmeccanica (Italy).  Aero-
spatiale also happens to be a major partner in Airbus, but that indirect
connection is the only business tie between Airbus and ATR.

ATR has now disappeared -- it and the regional transport products of
British Aerospace were merged into AI(R) (Aero International (Regional)),
of which Aerospatiale, Alenia/Finmeccanica, and British Aerospace are
equal partners.

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