ATR First Green
Certified Regional Aircraft Manufacturer
By Jim Douglas
June 26, 2011 - ATR renewed and expanded its ISO 14001
certification, concerning businesses’ adherence to
environmental standards. The broadening in scope of this
certification enables ATR to become the first regional
aircraft manufacturer to obtain ISO 14001 certification
covering the entire lifecycle of the aircraft.
The new ISO 14001 certificate was presented to ATR at
the Paris Air Show by Eric Salaun, CEO of the
certification company Det Norske Veritas Business
Assurance France (DNV).
The awarding of the certification took place in the
presence of Mrs. Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Minister of
Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing
and of Mr. Thierry Mariani, Secretary of State for
renewal of the ISO 14001 certification involves respect for the
environment, which holds true for ATR headquarters in Blagnac as
well as for its production site in St. Martin-du-Touch, where
assembly, customization, ground and in-flight tests, sales and
customer support activities take place.
extension in scope attests to ATR’s respect for the environment
and applies to all stages in a product's lifecycle: design,
parts and equipment purchases, transportation of aircraft
subassemblies, customization, painting, plane operation by
airlines, technical and operational support, and specific
customer support to the -500 and -600 series ATR aircraft.
renewal and expansion in scope of the ISO 14001 certification
makes ATR a leader in the market for regional aircraft in line
with sustainable aviation.
“ATR is already well-positioned thanks to the light ecological footprint of its planes. With this new certification, ATR is defining itself as a reference in terms of respect for the planet, with regard to all the stages that make aircraft operation possible. This certification is a major success, in that it requires a strong commitment in a large number of areas.”
Chief Executive Officer of ATR, said: “We are delighted that ATR's
respect for the environment, which started from the very beginning -just
over 30 years ago, is being recognized by this certification. Today our
aircraft are the most environmentally-friendly planes in their class,
with CO2 emissions just half those of regional jets and with the lowest
noise emissions out of respect of those who live in close proximity to
ensure that the environmental advantages of our aircraft are also
associated with respect and protection of the environment at our sites,
whether at headquarters or on the final assembly line, or through our
operators and our worldwide support network. We are proud to be the
reference for environmental friendliness in regional aviation”.
DNV Business Assurance is one of the first certification companies in the world. By proposing services of evaluation, certification and training, it gets close to its clients to enhance the performance of their products, of their procedures and of their organization.
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