Aerospatiale and Aeritalia (now Alenia) created Avions de Transport Regional as a Groupement d'intãƒâ©ret Economique under French law to create a group of provincial aerial shuttles. The ATR-42 was the consortium's first flying machine and was dispatched in October 1981.
The principal of two ATR-42 models flew shockingly on August 16 1984. Italian and French powers conceded confirmation in September 1985 and the first ATR-42 entered aerial shuttle benefit on December 9 1985.
The beginning ATR-42-300 was the standard creation adaptation of the ATR-42 family until 1996 and gimmicks more noteworthy payload reach and a higher takeoff weight than the models. The comparative ATR-42-320 (additionally withdrawn in 1996) varied in having the all the more capable PW-121 motors for better hot and elite, while the ATR-42 Cargo is a brisk change cargo/traveler form of the 42-300.
The ATR-42-500 is the first altogether enhanced rendition of the flying machine and peculiarities an updated inside, all the more effective PW-127es for a significantly expanded cruising speed (565km/h/305kt) driving six sharpened steel propellers, a 1850km (1000nm) most extreme go, the EFIS cockpit, lifts and rudders of the extended ATR-72 (portrayed independently), in addition to new brakes and arriving apparatus and reinforced wing and fuselage for higher weights. The principal ATR-42-500 conveyance was in October 1995.
ATR was some piece of Aero International (Regional), the provincial aerial shuttle consortium built in January 1996 to fuse ATR, Avro and Jetstream. Ai(r) took care of offers, showcasing and backing for both the Atrs, in addition to the Avro Rjs and the Jetstream 41, until its disbandment in mid 1998 when ATR recovered its auton
Pictures of ATR ATR-42