The ATR-72 is an extended advancement of the famous ATR-42 and was inaugrated in January 1986.
The principal of three ATR-72 advancement flying machine flew shockingly on October 27 1988, emulated by the honoring of French and after that US affirmation in late 1989. Passage into administration was on October 27 1989 with Kar Air of Finland. Some other early administrators are Foshing Airlines, NFD (later Eurowings), CSA, American Eagle, TAT, Air Littoral, LOT, and Olympic Aviation.
Huge contrasts between the ATR-72 and the littler and more established ATR-42 incorporate a 4.50m (14ft 9in) fuselage extend and adjusted wings. The ATR-72's wings are new detachable of the motor nacelles and with 30% of it made up of composite materials, embodying composite competes and skin boards and a carbon fiber wing box.
Aside from the gauge ATR-72-200, two advancements have been offered, the ATR-72-210, and the ATR-72-500 (at one time ATR-72-210a). The ATR-72-210 is enhanced for operations in hot and high conditions. It has all the more compelling PW-127 motors for better takeoff execution.
The ATR-72-500 (renamed from ATR-72-210a on May 18, 1998) further enhanced hot and high model was certificated in ahead of schedule 1997. It offers PW-127fs driving six sharpened steel composite Hamilton Sundstrand propellers.
The ATR-52c is a so far unlaunched subordinate with an updated tail to consolidate a back stacking slope, proposed for military and business administrators. Likewise with the ATR-42, a military oceanic watch rendition, known as the Petrel 72, has additionally been advertised.
The ATR-72 would have framed the premise for the ATR-82, a 78 seat extended advancement. The ATR-82 would have been fueled by two Allison AE-2100 turboprops (ATR mulled over turbofans for a period) and would have a cruising speed as high as 610km/h (330kt). The ATR-82 was suspended when Ai(r) was structured in ahead of schedule 1996.
Pictures of ATR ATR-72