В версии ATR 72 существенно удлинили фюзеляж для размещения еще 30 пассажиров. Для этого, в свою очередь, потребовались форсированные двигатели, больший размах крыла и усиленное шасси для дополнительной массы.
27 октября 1988г.: первый полет в Тулузе, Франция, выполнил ATR72 - удлиненный вариант ATR42.
ATR estimates a need for 3,020 new turboprops, which could potentially generate 2,770 new routes in the next 20 years.
On April 29, 2013, Aer Arann received ATR 72-600 EI-FAS (msn 1083, ex F-WWET), named St Connell, during a ceremony at the manufacturer's facility at Toulouse Blagnac in southern France. It first flew on April 18 and arrived at Dublin Airport, Ireland, on May 3. The regional airliner entered service on Aer Lingus Regional routes the following day, flying between Dublin and Edinburgh in Scotland. Aer Arann ordered eight of the new-generation ATR 72s in July 2012, all of which will be delivered over the next 11 months.
Mount Cook Airlines operates this ATR72-600, ZK-MVA (msn 1051), for the Air New Zealand Link operation.
Rebranded flag carrier Air Serbia (formerly Jat Airways, retaining the JU code) has introduced ATR 72-202 YU-ALO (msn 186) into revenue service with a new interior incorporating 66 leather seats and a new livery. The other three ATR 72-202s and two -500s (212As) will also be upgraded and rebranded. To date, Air Serbia has taken delivery of five Airbus A319s, and its first 164-seat A320 (Dash 232 msn 2587, currently VH-VQO) has also been leased and received the carrier’s livery. It will have a new interior installed before entering service. Air Serbia, 49% owned by Etihad, ordered ten A320neos during the Dubai Airshow in November 2013.
Компания "American Eagle" предоставляет услуги региональных перевозок по всей территории США. Одно время она эксплуатировала больше всех в мире лайнеров ATR серии 42/72 - 46 машин ATR 42-300 и 47 самолетов ATR 72-200, -210 и -210A. Сегодня в этой компании летают 39 ATR 72-200.
ATR 72-600 F-WWEC (msn 1114) conducting a test flight at Toulouse-Blagnac in France on October 23, 2013. The regional airliner was delivered to Avianca of Colombia as HK-4955 on November 2, the second of three on order. The third (HK-4956, msn 1116, ex F-WWEE) was handed over five days later.
The first ATR 72-600 registered in Honduras (HR-AYJ, msn 1172, ex F-WWEM) arrived at Toncontin International Airport, outside the national capital, on August 26, 2014. The turboprop regional airliner was on delivery to Avianca, having arrived from the manufacturer’s facility at Toulouse in southern France with just 35 flight hours. It was flown to Toncontin by a Honduran and Colombian crew, and was due to be displayed at Tegucigalpa before going to Avianca's main regional hub in Honduras, La Ceiba Goloson International Airport. It will be operated for Avianca by Islena Airlines. Avianca currently has a further eight ATR 72-600s registered in Colombia.
На этом снимке эффектно смотрится лайнер компании "Binter"- серийный вариант проекта -72 серии 500. Самые новые машины этой серии обрели возможности по Категории II ИКАО, означающие, что они могут безопасно садиться в очень плохих метеоусловиях.
The ATR-72 N531AS, ex ZK-MCS, routed Montpellier - Shannon - Rekjavik on 14/3/00 while on delivery to Atlantic Southeast Airlines. The Atlanta based carrier operates Delta Connection feeder services using a fleet of ATR-72s, Brasilias and Canadair RJs
Eastern Airways is now flying the first of two ATR 72-600s it plans to put into service. The aircraft, G-IACY (c/n 1448), leased from Nordic Aviation Capital and pictured in November 2017 on approach to Manchester, is being operated primarily to transport workers in the North Sea offshore energy industry between different points in the east of the UK.
The ATR turboprop, in both its lengthened -72 (shown) and shorter -42 versions, forms the backbone of Eurowings’ fleet. However, the airline recognises that the future is with jets and a replacement for the ATR72s is urgently being sought.
Stobart Air, formerly Aer Arann, is operating ATR72s from Southend for Flybe under a franchise agreement.
ATR HAS delivered the 1,000th ATR 72 aircraft to the low-cost carrier IndiGo. The aircraft, VT-IYJ (msn 1496) is the tenth ATR to be received by the Indian airline since it received its first example of the turboprop in November 2017.
Austrian independent airline InterSky took over the former airberlin service between Karlsruhe and Hamburg because the route has a steady demand from business travellers.
Forty ATR 72-600s have been ordered by the Iranian Government for Iran Air as part of a slew of orders for western airliners following the easing of sanctions.
ATR 72-600 EP-ITD (msn 1391), pictured at Toulouse earlier this year, is one of the first group of ATRs recently delivered to Iran Air.
Индийская авиакомпания "Kingfisher Airlines" использует ATR 72-500 на линиях внутри страны. Первый из 35 заказанных самолетов (на снимке) был поставлен компании 30 марта 2006 года.
An ATR 72-600 destined for Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) of Antigua and Barbuda is undertaking flight tests at Toulouse-Blagnac in southern France. The aircraft (F-WWEN, msn 1077) is seen on approach at the airfield on June 4, 2013. It first flew on May 7 and will become V2-LIA upon delivery. UAT's order for three ATR 42-600s, plus options for a pair of ATR 72-600s was announced in January, with deliveries due to start in June. However, V2-LIA is the first of two ATR 72-600s for the company, owned by the Air Lease Corporation, scheduled to be delivered in June and August.
Link Airs’ initial ATR 72-600 was noted conducting a test flight at Toulouse-Blagnac on December 20, 2013. The regional turboprop (F-WWET, msn 1131) was due be delivered to the Japanese carrier as JA02LK, to serve domestic routes in the country as one of three ATR 72-600s leased from NAC Aviation Norway. However, before it could even start operations, the airline went into liquidation after filing for bankruptcy on December 10, 2013 - F-WWET is expected to be allocated by its owner to another carrier.
Ordered before the ILG collapse, ATR72 D-ANFA was the first of its type to be introduced into service.
The Cargo Flex option on the ATR 72-600 was first delivered to PNG Air in Papua New Guinea late in 2015.
Sales of ATRs have increased in recent years. This ATR 72-600, G-FBXC (msn 1300), is operated by the UK airline Flybe as part of a franchise agreement with Scandinavian Airlines.
Former Aer Arann ATR 72-500 EI-REP (msn 797, ex F-WWEZ) arrived at Dublin Airport in Ireland on June 26, 2013 after being repainted in Yangon Airways' colours at Dinard in France. The Myanmar-based airline already operates two ATR 72-212s and will take delivery of this example imminently.
Pakistan Naval Aviation has received a second ATR 72-500. Former Air Botswana airliner A2-ABS (msn 788, ex F-WWEG) was refurbished at Las Palmas on Gran Canaria and departed on its delivery flight to Pakistan via Palma de Mallorca on July 8, 2013. The first example was handed over to Pakistan in March. Both will be used for pilot training and as utility transports with a mixed freight and passenger configuration.
Passing through Palma de Mallorca on March 2, 2013 was ATR 72-212A EC-JAH (msn 712, ex F-WWEL) on its delivery flight to the Pakistan Navy. The aircraft is in a mixed passenger and freight configuration acquired, via a tender issued on October 31, 2012, by Pakistan Naval Aviation for pilot training and utility tasks. Naysa operated the aircraft previously in Binter Canarias colours. It departed Palma de Mallorca 50 minutes later for Turkey's Antalya Airport on its journey to Karachi in Pakistan.
ATR 72-600 TMUA T.C.B.701, wearing the test serial CSX62290, landing at Torino-Caselle in Italy at the conclusion of a test flight on July 1, 2013. It is expected to be delivered soon.
ATR 72-600 F-WWEY is flying as part of ATR's All Electric Aircraft trials.
Insulating materials, sensors and optical fibres are being tested to see if they can offer improvements in the maintenance process for composites and identifying micro-cracks in the material.
ATR-72-202F freighter HB-AFH (msn 313, ex VT-FQA) of Farnair Switzerland on the apron at Eindhoven Airport in the Netherlands on October 1, 2013. The aircraft is the first to be painted in DHL’s distinctive yellow scheme for operation on behalf of the package distribution company. It departed Eindhoven for EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg in France to begin operations for the freight company carrying mail for the Swiss postal service.
Delivery of the first ATR 72-600 Turkish Maritime Patrol Aircraft is expected in the first half of 2017, with deliveries of the five remaining aircraft completed during 2018.
The first of four ATR 72MP maritime patrol aircraft on order for the Italian Air Force, C.S.X62279, test flying on December 23, 2014 from Turin-Caselle Airport, Italy, still only painted in primer. The extensive array of aerials and sensor housings on the aircraft is clearly apparent.
P-72 CSX62279 seen on a test flight from Verona airport. Note the installation of a high-powered search light near the starboard side nose.
Numerous sensors including the Selex Seaspray 7000 radar can be seen on this side profile.
P-72A MM.62298/41-03 just after its delivery to 41° Stormo. The first two aircraft, 41-01 and 41-02, remain at Leonardo's Turin plant undergoing work to full operational capability configuration.
This version of the ATR-72 is not equipped to perform the anti-submarine warfare mission, but is a very capable ISR and C4I platform.
SATCOM antennas are housed in the white radome a top the aft fuselage.
Today, missions performed by the P-72 do not require low level flight profiles, as in the anti-submarine warfare mission.
A P-72A ready to taxi from the main apron used by 41 Stormo at Sigonella.
This shot shows the positions of laser warning receiver, electronic support measures and radar warning receiver sensors on the aircraft's forward fuselage.
Two sensors of the ATOS system: the black radome houses the Seaspray 7300E radar, and the Star Satire HD electro-optical system on the right.
An extension to the aft fuselage houses the electronic support measures system and mounts for a future magnetic anomaly detector boom.
The P-72A tail configuration houses a laser warning receiver, electronic support measures and radar warning receiver sensors on the stern probe.
Air Dolomiti flies its ATR42s and ’72s (shown) on behalf of Lufthansa.
ATR is working on integrating the Elbit Systems Clearvision Enhanced Vision System as an option for the ATR 600 Series.
The P-72A cockpit resembles the commercial ATR 72-600, including a mission display and a DASS control system.
The P-72's glass cockpit, dominated by two main multifunction displays, is almost identical to the version used on the civil ATR-72-600.
The ATR 72-600 cabin seats from 68 to 78 passengers, depending on an operator's seating choice.
The aft cabin has two observer seats each adjacent a bubble window.
One of the four stations at which mission system operators can recall images from any of the on-board sensors.
The Leonardo ATOS mission console features a 22-inch screen and two touch screen displays to control the numerous radios and communication suites.
A computer-generated image of a Turkish Coast Guard ATR 72ASW. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in 2017.
FedEx Express is the launch customer for the ATR 72-600F and is due to start receiving the new freighter in 2020.