ATR announced stabilization in 2009 of its previous year results, thus reaching its main goals for the year despite the adverse situation of the economy. The turboprop manufacturer achieved new turnover record of $ 1.4 billion in 2009 (2008: $ 1.3 billion), and delivered 54 aircraft (2008: 55), thus consolidating delivery rate over 50 aircraft per year. ATR unveiled also orders for 40 new aircraft plus 17 options in 2009 (2008: 42 new aircraft plus 14 options), thus reaching 1,000th aircraft sold since the beginning of the programme. It also confirmed the ATR
Australian sustainable aviation fuel industry receives massive boost with major investment
The Australian sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry has received a massive boost with a major joint investment. A Queensland biofuel refinery being jointly developed by Jet Zero Australia and LanzaJet is to receive investment from Qantas Group, Airbus, and the Queensland Government. The refinery is looking to produce SAF from agricultural by-products, including sugar cane.