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ATR – 42 ATR-42 Country of Origin Type History France and Italy 42 seat turboprop regional airliner Cockpit photo Aerospatiale and Aeritalia (now Alenia) established Avions de Transport Regional as a Groupement d'Intéret Economique under French law to develop a family of regional airliners. The ATR-42 was the consortium's first aircraft and was launched in October 1981. The first of two ATR-42 prototypes flew for the first time on August 16 1984. Italian and French authorities granted certifi
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  ATR – 42 ATR-42Cockpit photo Country of Origin France and Italy Type 42 seat turboprop regional airliner History Aerospatiale and Aeritalia (now Alenia) established Avions de Transport Regional as aGroupement d'Intéret Economique under French law to develop a family of regionalairliners. The ATR-42 was the consortium's first aircraft and was launched in October1981. The first of two ATR-42 prototypes flew for the first time on August 16 1984. Italianand French authorities granted certification in September 1985 and the first ATR-42entered airline service on December 9 1985. The initial ATR-42-300 was the standard production version of the ATR-42 family until1996 and features greater payload range and a higher takeoff weight than theprototypes. The similar ATR-42-320 (also withdrawn in 1996) differed in having themore powerful PW-121 engines for better hot and high performance, while the ATR-42Cargo is a quick change freight/passenger version of the 42-300. The ATR-42-500 is the first significantly improved version of the aircraft and featuresa revised interior, more powerful PW-127Es for a substantially increased cruisingspeed (565km/h/305kt) driving six blade propellers, a 1850km (1000nm) maximumrange, the EFIS cockpit, elevators and rudders of the stretched ATR-72 (describedseparately), plus new brakes and landing gear and strengthened wing and fuselagefor higher weights. The first ATR-42-500 delivery was in October 1995.ATR was part of Aero International (Regional), the regional airliner consortiumestablished in January 1996 to incorporate ATR, Avro and Jetstream. AI(R) handledsales, marketing and support for both the ATRs, plus the Avro RJs and the Jetstream41, until its disbandment in mid 1998 when ATR regained its independence.  Power plant ATR-42-300 - Two flat rated 1340kW (1800shp) Pratt & Whitney CanadaPW-120 turboprops driving four blade c/s Hamilton Standard propellers.ATR-42-320 - Two flat rated 1417kW (1900shp) PW-121s.ATR-42-500 - Two PW-127Es derated to 1610kW (2160shp) driving sixblade RatierFagiec/Hamilton Standard props. Performance ATR-42-300 - Max cruising speed 490km/h (265kt) economical cruisingspeed 450km/h (243kt). Range with max fuel and reserves at max cruisingspeed 4480km (2420nm), or 5040km (2720nm) at economical cruisingspeed.ATR-42-320 - Same as ATR-42-300 except max cruising speed 498km/h(269kt).ATR-42-500 - Cruising speed 563km/h (304kt). Max range 1850km(1000nm). Weight ATR-42-300 - Operating empty 10,285kg (22,674lb), max takeoff 16,700kg(36,817lb).ATR-42-320 - Operating empty 10,290kg (22,685lb), max takeoff as per42-300.ATR-42-500 - Operating empty 11,250kg (24,802lb), max takeoff 18,600kg(41,005lb). Dimension Wing span 24.57m (80ft 8in), length 22.67m (74ft 5in), height 7.59m (24ft11in). Wing area 54.5m2 (586.6sq ft). Capacity Flightcrew of two. Maximum passenger accommodation for 50, 48 or 46 at76cm (30in) pitch and four abreast. Typical seating arrangement for 42 at81cm (32in) pitch.ATR-42 Cargo - Nine containers with a 4000kg payload. Production As at late 1998 total orders for all versions of the ATR-42 stood at 343 with336 delivered Cabin View
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