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ATR72 As A Freighter  
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3135 times:

How effective & Efficient is an ATR72-500 converted Freighter.Any operators using them Worldwide currently.
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MEL


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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

I saw a FEDEX ATR not long ago but IIRC it was an ATR42 not a 72!


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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3121 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
Any operators using them Worldwide currently

DHL Aviation Americas operates them in Central America.

My mistake, they operate the ATR42

[Edited 2006-12-14 16:29:05]

User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Thread starter):
How effective & Efficient is an ATR72-500 converted Freighter.Any operators using them Worldwide currently.
regds
MEL

I only have dealt with the pax version,but I do believe it would make a very efficient freighter,especially hub to smaller markets...are you going to be working these possibly??


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Fedex Feeder does operate ATR72 freighters, but I do not believe any of them are -500s.

N


User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

Northern Air Cargo also operates them, but I am not sure that they are -500's either. For what it is worth, I have been told that you can flight plan them for 10,000 lbs of payload and 2000NM. Its not a fast plane, but it can probably accomplish that mission for less than just about any other plane out there. It would probably be a direct replacement for the Convair 580. If the scarcity of available used ATRs is any indication, they are very effective.


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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25406 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

Here is a brochure on the type;
http://www.atraircraft.com/downl/ATR%20Freighter%20Version.pdf



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

Yes, no ATR-72-500 has been converted to date, just the older -200/-210s.

[Edited 2006-12-15 13:39:39]


Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 3):
are you going to be working these possibly

Possibility......

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 6):

Thanks.

Quoting A342 (Reply 7):
Yes, no ATR-72-500 has been converted to date, just the older -200/-210s.

Any significant differences betwen the two Externally.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2915 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 8):
Any significant differences betwen the two Externally.

The -500 has swept six-bladed props, while the -200/-210s have normal 4-bladed props.



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2883 times:

I'd also like to point out there is no STC for converting the -500s at this time, but I am sure that it could be arranged if someone desired to do so.

NS


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 10):
I'd also like to point out there is no STC for converting the -500s at this time,

Any list of Worldwide ATR72 operators.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2798 times:

If you get ATR-72's,learn 90VU,it's the rack behind the F.O,it's a lot of relays and boxes that can make your life easier if you know your way around..

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 12):
learn 90VU

Why the name 90VU.Any reason.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13):
Why the name 90VU.Any reason.
regds
MEL

Have to go back through my books,the VU is the FIN,Functional Ident. Number,each shelf on the rack will have it's individual FIN((91VU,92VU etc)really helps when you are chasing relays,80 VU is behind the capt,mostly nav&com boxes,every electrical componant has a FIN and it corresponds on the ASM & AWM,it helps tremendously.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 14):

Panel numbers.Very dfferent from Boeing.
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MEL



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User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15):
Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 14):


Panel numbers.Very dfferent from Boeing.
regds
MEL

Yes quite...also gets to be your friend when you get used to it  Smile


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 16):
Yes quite...also gets to be your friend when you get used to it

Any sketch of the CB panels layout.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 17):
Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 16):
Yes quite...also gets to be your friend when you get used to it

Any sketch of the CB panels layout.
regds
MEL

Not sure if I have any of my old training books from the ATR,will try to check after the holiday.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 18):
Not sure if I have any of my old training books from the ATR,will try to check after the holiday

Thanks.BTW.Merry Christmas.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 19):
Thanks.BTW.Merry Christmas.
regds
MEL

Thank you sir!!


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 6):

What type of Loading Equipment is that.
regds
MEL



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