European turboprop manufacturer ATR has doubled firm orders over the first nine months of this year to 63.
It has also chalked up options for another 33.
At the same point in 2009 the regional airframer had obtained orders for 30 ATRs.
EADS states today that the company has delivered 35 aircraft over the nine months to the end of September.
At this point its order backlog featured 161 aircraft.