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ATR 72-600  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 19 August 2011
Maiden Flight: 1 October 2009
Total Production: 641
Unitary Cost: USD$25 million
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 42-600, ATR 72, ATR 72 ASW 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 72-600 is a further development of the ATR 42 aircraft family encompassing the latest technological enhancements while building upon the proven ATR 72-500 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 72-600 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. Additionally, the ATR 72-600 will have a maximum take-off weight increase of 300 kg helping to cope with demands for more weight available for passenger and baggage. 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 72-600 Specifications

Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 74
Max Range: 899 nautical mile (1,665 kilometer)
Max Power at TakeOff: 5,500 hp
Max Takeoff Weight: 23,000 kilogram (50,705 pound)
Payload: 7,500 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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ATR 72-600 News

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020US-Bangla Airlines Adds Two ATR 72-600 Aircraft To Fleet
Thursday, September 5, 2019Tunisair Places Order for Three ATR 72-600s
Tuesday, June 18, 2019Nordic Aviation Capital Sign for up to 105 ATR 72-600s
Tuesday, January 8, 2019Aurigny Confirms Order for three ATR 72-600 Airplanes
Thursday, January 3, 2019Avation Orders Eight Additional ATR 72-600s
Tuesday, November 27, 2018Royal Air Maroc Orders Additional ATR 72-600
Wednesday, July 18, 2018EasyFly Signs Agreement for Three ATR 72-600s and Two ATR 42-600s
Friday, July 13, 2018Air Botswana Signs for Two ATR 72-600s
Aurigny Signs Letter of Intent for three ATR 72-600s
EWA Air Signs Commitment for Two ATR 72-600s

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by Air Algerie (3)
Aircraft ordered by Avian Lineas Aereas (12)
Aircraft ordered by InterSky (2)
Aircraft ordered by Bahamasair (2)
Aircraft ordered by Air Botswana (2)
Aircraft ordered by Azul Linhas Aereas (30); TRIP Linhas Aereas (9)
Aircraft ordered by AviancaTaca (15); EasyFly (3)
Aircraft ordered by Nordic Aviation Capital (125)
Aircraft ordered by Air Tahiti (4); EWA Air (2)
Aircraft ordered by IndiGo (50)
Aircraft ordered by Wings Air (27); Lion Group (40)
Aircraft ordered by Iran Air (20)
Aircraft ordered by Lao Airlines (2)
Aircraft ordered by Air Madagascar (3)
Aircraft ordered by Malaysia Airlines (20) and operated by MASwings and Firefly;
Aircraft ordered by Aeromar (6)
Aircraft ordered by Royal Air Maroc (5)
Aircraft ordered by Myanma Airways (6)
New Zealand29
Aircraft ordered by Air New Zealand (29)
Papua New Guinea5
Aircraft ordered by PNG Air (5)
Aircraft ordered by Cebu Pacific (16)
Saudi Arabia1
Aircraft ordered by Alpha Star Aviation Services (1)
Aircraft ordered by Air Senegal (2)
Aircraft ordered by Avation PLC (32)
Aircraft ordered by Air Nostrum (10); HGI Capital Group (10); Binter Canarias (18)
Aircraft ordered by Braathens Aviation (9)
Aircraft ordered by UNI Air (10); TransAsia Airways (8); Mandarin Airlines (6)
Aircraft ordered by Precision Air Services (1)
Aircraft ordered by Bangkok Airways (13)
Trinidad and Tobago9
Aircraft ordered by Caribbean Airlines (9)
Aircraft ordered by Tunisair (3)
United Arab Emirates20
Aircraft ordered by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (20)
United Kingdom3
Aircraft ordered by Aurigny (3)
United States of America48
Aircraft ordered by ALC (26); GECAS (22)

Grand Total 64134
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