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ATR 42  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1985
Total Production: 411
Unitary Cost: USD$18 million
Also Known As: ATR 42 F, ATR 42-300, ATR 42-320 and ATR 42-500
Origin: France and Italy
Corporations: ATR
Parent System: ATR 42/72
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1985
Total Production: 1,784
Family Members: ATR 42 Surveyor, ATR 42-600, 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 42-300 made its first flight on 16 August 1984 and entered service on 9 December 1985. This first model was powered by two P&W Canada PW120 turboprops rated at 2,000-shp each and the the seating layout was of 46 seats. The ATR 42-320 model entered service in 1987. The second model was a variant of its predecessor powered by P&W Canada PW121 rated at 2,100-shp each. ATR also developed variants of the ATR 42 to perform corporate transport, maritime patrol missions (ATR 42 Surveyor) and in-flight inspection.

The newest ATR 42-500 was powered by PW127E turboprop engines rated at 2,400-shp each and outfitted with a new six-blade propellers for enhanced comfort. The cruise speed of the -500 model exceeds 300 knots. Its wide cabin for 50 passengers features a new design, is more comfortable with reduced interior noise levels and has better ergonomics than in previous models. The payload has been increased to 5,450 kg. The first ATR 42-500 aircraft entered service in 1995.

ATR 42 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 50
Height: 7.60 meter
Length: 22.7 meter
Wingspan: 24.5 meter
Ceiling: 3,750 meter
Max Power at TakeOff: 4,800 shp
Cruise Speed: 155 mps (558 kph)
Empty Weight: 11,250 kilogram
Max Takeoff Weight: 18,600 kilogram (41,005 pound)
Payload: 5,450 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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ATR 42 News

There are 16 news between
30 Jan 2007 and 15 Oct 2015
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Thursday, October 15, 2015ATR Passenger-Cargo Combi Model Receives EASA Certification
Tuesday, October 11, 2011TAME introduces ATR 42-500 in Ecuador
Wednesday, June 22, 2011TAME Orders Three ATR 42-500s
Monday, March 14, 2011NordStar Airlines Takes Delivery of its First ATR 42-500
Tuesday, July 20, 2010Nordic Aviation Capital Places Order for Seven ATR 42s
Wednesday, October 14, 2009The archipelago of Saint Pierre and Miquelon receives its first ATR 42-500
Tuesday, October 6, 2009Libyan Airlines Places an Order for Two ATR 42-500 Turboprops
Thursday, July 17, 2008MAE and Alenia Aeronavali to Set Up JV Company for ATR Maintenance
Tuesday, September 11, 2007First ATR 42-500 Takes Flight with MacAir Airlines
Friday, August 24, 2007AZAL Takes Delivery of its First ATR 42-500 Airliner

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft operated by Jetcraft Aviation (2 ATR 42-300)
Ordered by Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) two ATR 42-500s.
Aircraft ordred by TOTAL (3 ATR 42-500)
Aircraft ordered by First Air (4)
Cape Verde4
Aircraft ordered by TACV (1)
Aircraft ordered by ACES Colombia (2)
Aircraft ordered by CACSA (4)
Aircraft ordered by CSA (7)
Aircraft ordered by Nordic Aviation Capital (7)
Aircraft ordered by TAME (3)
Aircraft ordered by EgyptAir
Equatorial Guinea1
Aircraft ordered by the Government (1)
Aircraft ordered by Finncomm Airlines (12)
Aircraft ordered by Air New Caledonie (2); Air Tahiti (3); Air Antilles Express (2 ATR 42-500s)
Aircraft ordered by Eurowings (10)
Aircraft ordered by Air Antilles Express (2 ATR 42-500s)
Aircraft ordered by Air Deccan (4)
Aircraft ordered by Air Dolomiti (6)
Aircraft ordered by Libyan Airlines (2 ATR 42-500)
Aircraft ordered by Air Madagascar (1)
Aircraft ordered by Aeromar (2)
Aircraft ordered by Air Exel (3)
Aircraft ordered by Oman Air (2)
Aircraft ordered by PIA (7)
Aircraft ordered by LOT Polish Airlines (5)
Aircraft ordered by Tarom (9)
Aircraft ordered by NordStar Airlines (4 ATR 42-500s); UTAir (2)
South Africa4
Aircraft ordered by Solenta Aviation (4)
Aircraft ordered by Intermediacion Aerea (1)
Aircraft ordered by Farnair Europe (2)
Aircraft ordered by Precision Air (3 ATR 42-500s)

Grand Total 12542
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