• CountryFrance and Italy
  • Type70 seat turboprop regional airliner
  • PowerplantsATR-72-200 - Two 1610kW (2160shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW-124B turboprops driving four blade Hamilton Sundstrand propellers. ATR-72-210 - Two 1850kW (2480shp) P&WC PW-127 turboprops driving four blade Hamilton Sundstrand propellers. ATR-72-500 - Two 2051kW (2750shp) P&WC PW-127F turboprops driving six blade Hamilton Sundstrand propellers.
  • PerformanceATR-72-200 - Max cruising speed at 15,000ft 526km/h (284kt), economical cruising speed 460km/h (248kt). Range with reserves at max optional weight 1195km (645nm), range with 66 pax 2665km (1200nm).
  • WeightsATR-72-200 - Operating empty 12,400kg (27,337lb), max takeoff 21,500kg (47,400lb), optional 22,000kg (48,501lb). ATR-72-210 - Operating empty 12,450kg (27,447lb), max takeoff same as ATR-72-200. ATR-72-500 - Operating empty 12,950kg (28,550lb), max takeoff 22,000kg (48,501lb), optional 22,500kg (49,604lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 27.05m (88ft 9in), length 27.17m (89ft 2in), height 7.65m (25ft 1in). Wing area 61.0m2 (656.6sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Max seating for 74 passengers at four abreast and 76cm (30in) pitch. More typical seating for between 64 and 70 passengers, with seat pitch starting from 81cm (32in). With larger forward freight door fitted it can accommodate a payload of 7200kg (15,875lb) in 13 containers. ATR-52C - 7500kg (16,535lb) payload comprising pallets or five LD3 containers.
  • ProductionAs at late 2001 292 ATR-72s had been ordered, with 270 delivered.

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