Europe's ATR in Focus Again After 2nd Taiwan Air Disaster

February 5, 2015 9:03 AM

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European aircraft maker ATR is in the spotlight again after the dramatic crash Wednesday of a TransAsia Airways turboprop into a river in Taiwan. It's the second time in seven months that a TransAsia ATR has been involved in a fatal accident.

THE COMPANY: Regional aircraft maker ATR is a joint venture between European aircraft giant Airbus and Italian aerospace company Alenia Aermacchi. The company, which makes turboprop planes with up to 90 seats, was founded in 1981 when the predecessors of its parent companies merged. It's based in To...

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