ATR 42-500
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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. 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 42-500 is the current production version with the first delivery in October 1995. It has many improvements for performance and passenger comfort including new engines, new propellers, a newly designed cabin, and increased weight. It has six-bladed propellers powered by PW127E engines rated at 2,400 shp (1,800 kW) for improved hot and high performance and increased cruise speed. The engines are flat rated for +45C. Propellers are electrically controlled and are made from composite. It has an increased maximum takeoff weight, allowing for more cargo and greater range. Due to the six-bladed propellers and better insulation, it has reduced noise levels.


Max. length
1.73 m
68 in
Max. speed
18 ft
6 in
Max. range
1.86 m
66 in
Max. service celling
66 in