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ATR 72  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1989
Total Production: 628
Unitary Cost: USD$21 million
Also Known As: ATR 72 F, ATR 72-200, ATR 72-210, ATR 72-210A and ATR 72-500
Origin: France and Italy
Corporations: ATR
Parent System: ATR 42/72
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1985
Total Production: 1,827
Family Members: ATR 42, ATR 42 Surveyor, ATR 42-600, 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 72 was developed by extending the ATR 42 fuselage by 4.5 meters providing further seating capacity for up to 68 passengers. The ATR 72 retains the same cabin, cockpit and aircraft systems characteristics of basic ATR 42. The ATR 72-200 entered service on 27 October 1989 powered by two P&W Canada PW124B turboprops each rated at 2,400-shp. The ATR 72-210 was introduced in 1992 featuring hot-and-high and short airfield performance; and PW127 engines rated at 2,750-shp each.

The ATR 72-500, originally known as the ATR 72-210A, entered service in 1997 with a new 568F six-blade propeller, new cabin interior and PW127F engines rated at 2,750-hp for improved performance. The new cabin offers more space, lower noise levels and enhanced comfort for up to 74 passengers. It can take off from a runway 3,580-ft (1,091 meters) in length carrying a full load of passengers and baggage over a route of 350 miles (575 km). The ATR 72 can be converted into freighter or corporate jet. A further version is available for military customers asking anti-submarine warfare capability being called the ATR 72 ASW.

ATR 72 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 74
Propeller Blades: 6
Height: 7.60 meter
Length: 27.2 meter
Wingspan: 27.1 meter
Ceiling: 3,050 meter
Max Range: 824 nautical mile (1,526 kilometer)
Min Range: 575 kilometer
Max Power at TakeOff: 5,500 shp
Cruise Speed: 142 mps (511 kph)
Empty Weight: 12,950 kilogram
Max Takeoff Weight: 22,500 kilogram (49,603 pound)
Payload: 7,350 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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ATR 72 News

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21 Jul 2005 and 15 Oct 2015
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Thursday, October 15, 2015ATR Passenger-Cargo Combi Model Receives EASA Certification
Wednesday, July 8, 2015The Green ATR 72 Flying Demonstrator Takes Off
Thursday, September 29, 2011Nordic Aviation Capital Signs Contract for 10 ATR 72-600s and 2 ATR 72-500s
Tuesday, July 12, 2011Israir Receives its First ATR 72-500 Turboprop Aircraft
Friday, May 20, 2011UTair Takes Delivery of the First ATR 72-500 to Operate in Russia
Thursday, April 7, 2011UTair Orders 20 ATR 72-500 Turboprops
Friday, February 25, 2011Lion Air Adds 15 new ATR 72-500s to Wings Air's Fleet
Thursday, September 9, 2010TRIP Takes Delivery of the 900th ATR Aircraft
Tuesday, July 20, 2010Golden Air Orders Two New ATR 72-500s
Two New ATR 72-500s for Lao Airlines

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by Air Algerie (10 ATR 72-500); Khalifa Airways (10)
Aircraft ordered by Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) four ATR 72-500s
Aircraft ordered by Air Botswana (1 ATR 72-500)
Ordered by TRIP Linhas Aereas (7); TOTAL (2 ATR 72-500)
Cape Verde5
Aircraft ordered by TACV (5)
Aircraft ordered by Xinjiang Airlines (10)
Aircraft ordered by Nordic Aviation Capital (2 ATR 72-500); Cimber Air (2)
Equatorial Guinea2
Aircraft ordered by the Government (2)
Aircraft ordered by Finncomm Airlines (12)
Aircraft ordered by AIRLINAIR; Aerospatiale (1); Air Austral (1); Air Corsica/CCM (6); Air Caledonie (2); Air Tahiti (11); Air Vanuatu (1 ATR 72-500)
Aircraft ordered by Eurowings (6)
Aircraft ordered by Jet Airways (12 ATR 72-500s); Air Deccan (30); Kingfisher Airlines (35)
Aircraft ordered by Batavia Air (10); Lion Air/Wings Air (30)
Aircraft ordered by Iran Aseman (2)
Aircraft ordered by Aer Arann (10 ATR 72-500); AIR Ltd (2)
Aircraft ordered by Arkia (3)
Aircraft ordered by Air Dolomiti (6); Alitalia (6)
Aircraft ordered by Fly540 (10)
Aircraft ordered by Air Kiribati (1)
Aircraft ordered by Laos Airlines (3 ATR 72-500)
Aircraft ordered by Air Madagascar (2)
Aircraft ordered by Berjaya Air (4 ATR 72-500); Malaysia Airlines (20 of which 10 operated by MASWings); Firefly (10); MASWings (10)
Aircraft ordered by Air Mauritius (1)
Aircraft ordered by Aeromar (2)
New Zealand9
Aircraft ordered by Air New Zealand (9)
Aircraft ordered by Afrijet Airlines (4 ATR 72-500s)
Aircraft ordered by Cebu Pacific (10 ATR 72-500)
Aircraft ordered by Tarom (2 ATR 72-500)
Aircraft ordered by UTair (20 ATR 72-500)
South Africa3
Aircraft ordered by Safair (3)
Aircraft ordered by NAYSA (4); Islas Airways (8 ATR 72-500s and 2 ATR 72-200s); Swiftair (3); Air Nostrum (5); Binter Canarias (7)
Aircraft purchased by Golden Air (4 second-hand)
Aircraft ordered by TransAsia Airways (2)
Aircraft ordered by Precision Air (6)
Aircraft ordered by Bangkok Airways (9); Royal Thai Air Force (4)
Aircraft ordered by Bora Jet (4)
United Kingdom9
Aircraft ordered by AirUK (4); Aurigny Air (2 ATR 72-500s and 3 ATR 72-200s)
United States of America19
Aircraft ordered by American Eagle (12); Atlantic Southeast Airlines (7)
Aircraft ordered by Air Vanuatu (1 ATR 72-500)
Aircraft ordered by IAACA (1)
Aircraft ordered by Vietnam Airlines (7 ATR 72-200s, 16 ATR 72-500s)

Grand Total 46246
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