The chances of ATR gaining quick approval from both its shareholders for a new large turboprop aircraft appear remote, suggest comments made by Airbus Group Chief Strategy Officer Marwan Lahoud at the company’s annual press conference in Toulouse. According to Lahoud, Airbus Group is not ready to clear the 90-seat project for now. “We have no divergence with Finmeccanica except for the timing,” Lahoud says. “We want to enjoy the success [of ATR], and any new ...

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