ATR Twin-Turboprop Regional Aircraft
Since their debut in the 1980s, the ATR 42 and ATR 72 have become the most popular regional aircraft family flying. Favored by both passenger airlines and cargo carriers, approximately 1,200 ATR aircraft have been sold. ATR aircraft are flown in about 90 countries by 186 operators; there are 60 ATR operators in Europe alone.
The airplanes are built in France and Italy by ATR (Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de transport régional), a joint venture formed by Aerospatiale (now EADS) and Aeritalia (now Alenia Aermacchi, part of the Finmeccanica group).
RAS specializes in the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of these ATR aircraft.
ATR 42 Aircraft
The ATR 42 twin-turboprop aircraft was the initial model in this popular regional aircraft family. The “42” designation comes from the standard seating configuration, which seats from 40 to 52 passengers.
In addition to their cost-efficiency, operators like ATR 42 aircraft because they nimbly handle “short and narrow runways, hot and high airports, and demanding airfields.”
RAS offers expert MRO services on all these models of ATR 42 airplanes:
- ATR 42–200
- ATR 42–300
- ATR 42–320
- ATR 42–400
- ATR 42–500
- ATR 42–600
ATR 72 Aircraft
The ATR 72 twin-turboprop aircraft is the larger, longer model in this popular regional aircraft family. In a single-class configuration, it seats up to 78 passengers.
Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW-127 engines, this twin-turboprop “provides outstanding short field performance for an aircraft of this size, even on difficult hot and high airfields.”
RAS offers expert MRO services on all these models of ATR 72 airplanes:
- ATR 72–100
- ATR 72–200
- ATR 72–210
- ATR 72–500
- ATR 72–600