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ATR 42-600  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 9 November 2012
Maiden Flight: 5 March 2010
Total Production: 86
Unitary Cost: USD$19 million
Also Known As: ATR 42-600S
Origin: France and Italy
Corporations: ATR
Parent System: ATR 42/72
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1985
Total Production: 1,832
Family Members: ATR 42, ATR 42 Surveyor, ATR 72, ATR 72 ASW, ATR 72-600 and ATR 72-600F
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Description: In the early 1980s Alenia Aeronautica of Italy, a Finmeccanica company, and EADS/Airbus France founded a joint venture company, ATR (Avions de Transport Régional/Regional Transport Airplanes), to compete in the regional market with a new family of twin-turboprop passenger aircraft. The ATR 42 model entered service in 1985 followed by the increased seating capacity ATR 72 in 1989 all together these aircraft cover the range of 40 to 70 seats.

The high-wing ATR 42/72 family of aircraft provides high degree of passenger comfort, operational flexibility, spare parts commonality, and low operating costs while delivering outstanding performance. In 1996, ATR launched the -500 series aircraft which marked the beginning of a new generation ATR 42/72 characterized for savings in terms of training, maintenance operations, spare parts supply and cross crew qualification. In addition, existing ATR 42/72 aircraft can be converted into freighters - ATR 42 F and ATR 72 F - with a cargo door at the front of the aircraft or an optional large cargo door.

As of July 2005, more than 739 ATR 42/72 aircraft have been ordered from 125 operators in 72 countries with around 680 airplanes already delivered. The Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 turboprop engine family is the primary motorization for the ATR 42/72 family with the latest variant the PW127 powering the newest ATR 72-500 aircraft. Wide use of composite in latest models has translated into reduced airframe weight and improved overall performance.

The ATR 42-600 is a further development of the ATR 42 aircraft family encompassing the latest technological enhancements while building upon the proven ATR 42-500 airframe and retaining thus the low fuel burn and operating cost. The -600 series aircraft family was announced early in October 2007 and was projected for delivery in the second of 2010 replacing the -500 series aircraft as production standard. The new airplane will represent a major boost in avionics, engine performance, cabin comfort and LED technology for the ATR 42/72 aircraft family. The ATR 42-600S is a short takeoff and landing variant launched in October 2019 with certification and entry into service expected in the second half of 2022.

The ATR 42-600 turboprop aircraft will feature the Pratt & Whiney PW127M engine with increased power which translates into aircraft's improved performance for hot climate and high conditions. ATR will introduce extensively more durable and energy efficient LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology replacing the lighting systems inside the cabin and external navigation and anti-collision lights as well. The new avionics suite meant for the -600 series will include a glass cockpit with 5 wide LCD screens replacing the current EFIS system and provided with upgraded avionics instrumentation which encompasses navigation, recording, auto- pilot and communications. ATR project to provide the new aircraft with a multi-purpose computer (MPC) for safer and more reliable operations. In addition to the upgraded performance, the new avionics suite will result lighter, more durable and reliable with a lower energy consumption.

ATR 42-600 Specifications

Number of Engines: 2
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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ATR 42-600 News

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2 Oct 2007 and 11 Feb 2020
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020PNG Air Purchases Three ATR 42-600 Aircraft
Wednesday, October 9, 2019ATR Launches ATR 42-600S STOL Variant Available in 2022
Wednesday, June 19, 2019Air Tahiti Orders Two ATR 42-600 STOL Aircraft
Wednesday, July 18, 2018Hokkaido Air System Signs MoU for up to Three ATR 42-600s
EasyFly Signs Agreement for Three ATR 72-600s and Two ATR 42-600s
Friday, July 13, 2018Air Saint-Pierre Commits to Purchase an ATR 42-600
Drukair Places Order for a New ATR 42-600
Monday, June 19, 2017ATR Signs LOI for 10 ATR 42-600s with Tianju Investment Group
ATR signs LOI for 3 ATR 42-600s with Xuzhou Hantong
Monday, November 14, 2016Aeromar Places Order Six ATR 72-600s and Two ATR 42-600s

Operators & Related Equipment

Antigua and Barbuda3
Aircraft ordered by LIAT (3)
Aircraft ordered by Bahamasair (3)
Aircraft ordered by Drukair (1)
Aircraft ordered by Tianju Investment Group (10); Xuzhou Hantong (3)
Aircraft ordered by EasyFly (2)
Aircraft ordered by Nordic Aviaton Capital (31)
Aircraft ordered by Air Saint Pierre (1); Air Tahiti (5)
Aircraft ordered by TransNusa (1)
Aircraft ordered by Japan Air Commuter (8); Hokkaido Air System (2)
Aircraft ordered by Aeromar (2)
Aircraft ordered by Royal Air Maroc (2)
Papua New Guinea3
Aircraft ordered by PNG Air (3)
Aircraft ordered by NordStar Airlines (5)
Aircraft ordered by Precision Air (4)

Grand Total 8614
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