British Aerospace ATP

  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • TypeTurboprop powered regional airliners
  • PowerplantsATP - Two 1978kW (2653shp) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW126A turboprops driving six blade constant speed BAe/Hamilton Standard propellers. J61 - Two 2050kW (2750shp) PW127Ds.
  • PerformanceATP - Max cruising speed 493km/h (266kt), economical cruising speed 437km/h (236kt). Range with max payload and reserves 630km (340nm), with 69 passengers and reserves 1480km (800nm). J61 - Max cruising speed 500km/h (270kt). Range with 70 passengers and reserves 1180km (637nm).
  • WeightsATP - Operating empty 14,193kg (31,290lb), max takeoff 22,930kg (50,550lb). J61 - Max takeoff 23,678kg (52,200lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 30.63m (100ft 6in), length 26.01m (85ft 4in), height 7.59m (24ft 11in). Wing area 78.3m2 (842.84sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Typical one class seating for 64 to 68 in ATP or 70 in Jetstream 61 at four abreast and 79cm (31in) pitch. Combi versions can take passengers and freight.
  • ProductionTotal ATP and Jetstream 61 production of 67 (including 4 J61s) built between 1986 and 1993, of which over 50 are in service.

The biggest twin turboprop controlled western territorial carriers right now in administration, the ATP and Jetstream 61 follow their advancement history back to the British Aerospace 748.

The ATP and J61 are extended improvements of the 748, however they fuse an extraordinary number of major and minor point of interest progressions. The 748's fuselage cross segment and fundamental wing structure were held, yet generally the ATP and J61 are all new flying machine.

British Aerospace reported it was creating a progressed subsidiary of the 748 in March 1984. The Bae ATP, or Advanced Turboprop, first flew on August 6 1986, while the first generation air ship flew in February 1988. Confirmation was allowed in March 1988 and the ATP entered air transport benefit that May.

Contrasted with the 748 the ATP characteristics an extended fuselage taking most extreme seating up to 72 travelers, while Pratt & Whitney Canada Pw126 turboprops drive moderate turning six edge propellers. A great part of the frameworks and gear was new or fundamentally progressed. The flightdeck has EFIS instrumentation, while the lodge inner part was altogether reexamined and modernized. The nose was reprofiled and some compass back was added to the tail.

The further enhanced Jetstream 61 was advertised and fabricated by the recently made Bae division of Jetstream Aircraft. Separated from the name transform it presented various minor specialized progressions including an inside focused around the Jetstream 41 (counting the creative arm rests joined into the lodge dividers for window situates), all the more capable Pw127d motors and expanded working weights giving higher rates and more run. The Jetstream 61 was accessible for conveyance from 1994, however showcasing exertions stopped when the Ai(r) consortium was structured on the grounds that it was an immediate contender to the now disbanded consortium's significantly more fruitful ATR 72. Only four were finished.

In the mean time the last three whitetail Atps were not sold until late 1998 (two went to British World, one to Sunair of Scandinavia).

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