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User currently offlineAirNondo From Moldova, joined May 2000, 241 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Anyone flown on an ATR-72-212? Specifically on CO Express. I have a flight on one from IAD-EWR and have never heard much of these a/c.

I searched for their website on yahoo and all I found was a blank page, kinda wierd.

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User currently offlineA student From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

Go to www.atr.fr - that is the website of the manufacturer.
The ATR 42 is a french turboprop, and the 72 is a stretched version of it. Fairly popular in Europe, though blown away by the regional jet boom. For a while they joined efforts with Avro to form AIR and produce the Bae146 derivatives and the turboprops under a single brand, but it did not work out.

I guess it's a pretty safe plane (never been in one), but boring because it is a turboprop.

PS: I don't think ATR stands for Aerospatiale, though.


User currently offlineAerokid From Belgium, joined Jun 2000, 348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

ATR stands for Avions de Transport Regional.

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