ATR 42-300
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The ATR 42 is a twin-turboprop, short-haul regional airliner built in France and Italy by ATR (Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de transport régional). The name ""42"" comes from the aircraft's standard seating, which varies from 40 to 52. Since its introduction into service in December 1985, the ATR 42 has become a reference in the regional air transport industry for reliability and profitability. Remarkably simple to operate and maintain, equipped with efficient, low-fuel-burn engines, the ATR 42 operating costs are 15%–20% lower than the competition. The ATR 42–300 was announced in 1981, making its maiden flight on 16 August 1984.The −300 was the standard production version.. The −320 was an improved version of the −300 powered by PW121 engines (2100 shp). It was designed to have better performance especially in hot and high conditions.


Max. length
68 in
Max. speed
1.68 m
66 in
Max. range
66 in
Max. service celling
1.73 m
68 in