ATR opened a new sales office in Sydney, Australia. Headed by Laurent Nègre, sales director for the region, the office will cover Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Nation Islands. ATR is already well established in the South Pacific area with some 30 aircraft currently operated by Air Calédonie, Air Pacific, Air Tahiti, Mount Cook Airlines, Airlink of Papua New Guinea, Air Vanuatu and the government of French Polynesia. The company also has offices in Beijing, Singapore and Bangkok, along with support centers in Singapore and Bangalore and a training center in Bangkok with two full flight simulators. Since January 2005, ATR has booked orders for a total of 147 aircraft worldwide, including 86 to the Asia-Pacific market.