ATR has established a new leasing, asset management and freighter division.

The turboprop manufacturer says the unit will focus on "sales to the leasing community and facilitating the placement of new or used ATR aircraft by lessors". It will also offer asset management services such as freighter conversions.

Karine Guenan, who has been with ATR since 2002, will serve as head of the new department, while retaining her role as vice-president of customer and structured finance

ATR chief executive Christian Scherer states: "As market leaders, we feel we can do a better job working with the important leasing players in the market towards solutions that benefit all stakeholders, including first and foremost our customers.

"Lessors constitute valuable partners that require specific and dedicated interaction with ATR."

Source: Cirium Dashboard