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ATR 42

The ATR 42 is a twin turboprop engine airplane for short range, developed by the French company ATR. The ATR 42 was introduced in 1984. The ATR 42-500 is currently in production while the ATR 42 -600 is in the planning. The ATR 42 is in service with the air forces of Nigeria and Gabon.

Specifications ATR 42

Prime contractor ATR
Primary task Passenger transport
Type airplane Short range commercial regional airliner
Length 22.67 meters
Height 7.59 meters
Wingspan 24.57 meters
Wing area 54.50 square meters
Aspect Ratio
Angle of sweep  
Dihedral / Anhedral  
Engines 2x Pratt and Whitney Canada PW127E turboprop
6-bladed Hamilton 568F
Thrust 2160 hp
Weight (empty)  
Weight (start, maximum (MTOW)) 18.600 kilograms
Weight (landing, maximum) 18.300 kilograms
Required runway length (start) 1165 meters (ISA conditions + MSL + MTOW)
Required runway length (landing) 1126 meters (MSL + Maximum landing weight)
1040 meters (MSL + 48 pax a 95 kg)
Cruise speed 300 knots (ISA conditions at 17,000 ft)
Maximum speed  
Ceiling > 24.000 ft
Maximum range 840 Nm
Fuel tank quantity (Max. trip fuel) 4500 kilograms
Air-to-air-refueling (ATAR) capability no
Passengers 46-50
Freight capacity  
Armament none
Maximum weapon load none
Maximum G resistance + 2,5 / - 1
Radar none
Type flight controls  
Type landing gear tricycle landing gear
Versions ATR 42-200, ATR 42-300, ATR 42-320. ATR 42-400, ATR 42-500, ATR 42-600
Produced in production, >400
Crew 2
Flight hour life  
First flight August 16, 1984
Operational since 1985
Successor of the n.a.
Similar airplane Fokker 50, Saab 340
Operators (past and presently)  
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Last updated: October 16, 2011