ATR is creating a new department to focus on sales to the leasing community, the placement of new or used ATR aircraft by lessors and asset management services.
Franco-Italian regional turboprop builder ATR has created a new Leasing, Asset Management & Freighter department. The new entity will manage sales to the leasing community and facilitate the placement of new or used ATR aircraft by lessors. It will also provide a full range of asset management services, including support for freighter conversions.
Additionally, it will deliver associated services solutions to third party leasing companies, brokers, integrators, financiers and investors. Karine Guenan, currently ATR’s Vice President of Customer & Structured Finance, has been appointed to lead this activity.
The department will function as the “one-stop-shop” within ATR for the definition, development and proposals of ATR’s leasing, asset and freighter solutions with the objective of fostering efficiency and collaborative cooperation with lessors and improving asset investment performance.
Leasing, Asset Management & Freighter will work to support the placement by lessors and airlines of their new and used aircraft in the market. It will also provide further assistance to leasing companies for the successful conclusion of Lease transactions and Sale-Lease-Back transactions and smooth transitioning of their ATR Aircraft.
ATR CEO Christian Scherer said “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.”
Guenan joined ATR in 2002, and besides her new role she will continue in her role as Vice President of Customer & Structured Finance, which she has held since 2013. Her dual role not only creates synergies between the leasing, used and freighter aircraft markets but also utilises her in-depth knowledge and experience of aircraft finance.