• CountryFrance and Italy
  • Type42 seat turboprop regional airliner
  • PowerplantsATR-42-300 - Two flat rated 1340kW (1800shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW-120 turboprops driving four blade c/s Hamilton Standard propellers. ATR-42-320 - Two flat rated 1417kW (1900shp) PW-121s. ATR-42-500 - Two PW-127Es derated to 1610kW (2160shp) driving six blade RatierFagiec/Hamilton Standard props.
  • PerformanceATR-42-300 - Max cruising speed 490km/h (265kt) economical cruising speed 450km/h (243kt). Range with max fuel and reserves at max cruising speed 4480km (2420nm), or 5040km (2720nm) at economical cruising speed. ATR-42-320 - Same as ATR-42-300 except max cruising speed 498km/h (269kt). ATR-42-500 - Cruising speed 563km/h (304kt). Max range 1850km (1000nm).
  • WeightsATR-42-300 - Operating empty 10,285kg (22,674lb), max takeoff 16,700kg (36,817lb). ATR-42-320 - Operating empty 10,290kg (22,685lb), max takeoff as per 42-300. ATR-42-500 - Operating empty 11,250kg (24,802lb), max takeoff 18,600kg (41,005lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 24.57m (80ft 8in), length 22.67m (74ft 5in), height 7.59m (24ft 11in). Wing area 54.5m2 (586.6sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Maximum passenger accommodation for 50, 48 or 46 at 76cm (30in) pitch and four abreast. Typical seating arrangement for 42 at 81cm (32in) pitch. ATR-42 Cargo - Nine containers with a 4000kg payload.
  • ProductionIn late 2002 total orders for all versions of the ATR-42 stood at 369 with 367 delivered.

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 The comparative ATR-42-320 (additionally withdrawn in 1996) varied in having the all the more capable PW-121 motors for better hot and elite, while the ATR-42 Cargo is a brisk change cargo/traveler form of the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

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