ATR 42

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). ATR and some Airbus models have their final assembly in Toulouse, and share resources and technology. The name "42" comes from the aircraft's standard seating, which varies from 40 to 52. The aircraft serves as the basis for the ATR 72.


ATR 42
Class Aircraft
Type Transport
Manufacturer ATR (aircraft manufacturer)
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1984
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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Italy 1985 View
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ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
ATR (aircraft manufacturer) 1984 436 View

The ATR 42–300 was announced in 1981, making its maiden flight on 16 August 1984; French and Italian certification followed in September 1985 and its first revenue flight was in December with Air Littoral of France. This initial version of the ATR42 was in production until 1996. The next upgrade for the product was the ATR42-320 (also produced until 1996); this variant differed in that it was equipped with the more-powerful PW-121 engines for improved performance. The ATR42-300QC is a quick-change (convertible) freight/passenger version of the standard -300 series.

The current production version is the -500 series. It is a next-generation aircraft with new engines, new propellers, improved hot and high performance, increased weight capacity and an improved passenger cabin. The 50-seat ATR 42–500 was first certificated in July 1995.

As of December 2012 422 ATR 42s had been delivered worldwide.

Variants

  • ATR 42–200
  • ATR 42–300
  • ATR 42–322
  • ATR 42–400
  • ATR 42–500
  • ATR 42–600

Other versions

  • Cargo Variant 
  • ATR Surveyor 



Role Regional airliner
National origin France/Italy
Manufacturer ATR
First flight 16 Aug, 1984
Introduction 3 Dec, 1985
Status In service
Primary users FedEx Feeder

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Produced 1984–present
Number built 436 as December 2014
Unit cost 42–600: $19.5 million (2012)
Variants ATR 72


ATR 42-200 ATR 42-300 ATR 42-320 ATR 42-500 ATR 42-600
Flight deck crew 2
Seating, typical 42–52
Length 74 ft 5 in (22.67 m)
Wingspan 80 ft 7 in (24.57 m)
Height 24 ft 11 in (7.59 m)
Wing area 587 sq ft (54.5 m2)
Wing aspect ratio 11.1:1
Wheelbase 28.8 ft (8.78 m)
Cabin length 45.4 ft (13.85 m)
Empty weight 23,148 lb
(10,500 kg)
24,802 lb
(11,250 kg)
Maximum takeoff weight
(MTOW)
34,280 lb
(15,550 kg)
37,258 lb
(16,900 kg)
37,258 lb
(16,900 kg)
41,005 lb
(18,600 kg)
Cruise speed 267 knots (494 km/h) at cruise altitude 299 knots (554 km/h) at cruise altitude 300 knots (556 km/h) at cruise altitude
Range, loaded 480 nmi (885 km) 840 nmi (1,555 km) 842 nmi (1,560 km)
Maximum fuel capacity 1,486 US gal (5,625 L)
Service ceiling 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
Engines (×2) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127E Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M

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