LimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 903 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5325 times:
The ATR 72-600 has the same fuselage length as the 72-200/500. The only difference the 72-600 has over previous versions is a higher MTOW and a glass cockpit. But to answer your question, I'm sure ATR does offer a freighter version. Not sure why one would want to buy a 600 just for cargo as there are many 200's/500's on the market for far less.
You are said to be a good pilot when your take-off's equal your landings.
r2rho From Spain, joined Feb 2007, 3562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4862 times:
Quoting LimaFoxTango (Reply 1): Not sure why one would want to buy a 600 just for cargo as there are many 200's/500's on the market for far less.
Exactly. While there is nothing really in the way of making a -600 freighter, there is a large used market for the older versions which make good freighter candidates, not absolutely no hurry for ATR to offer a -600F for the time being.
Quoting SXDFC (Reply 7): Could a cargo carrier use a CASA 295 as a freighter?
Nothing against that either, but the problem is that it is designed as a military cargo aircraft and therefore carries a lot of structural weight unneeded for civil ops (heavy landing gear for rough field ops, cargo ramp, etc). Unless you really need the cargo bay volume or the loading ramp, there is no reason for a civil operator to use it, and AFAIK no-one does. Same goes for its smaller brother the CN-235 (which did manage to have a very short life as an airliner however). But IIRC there are some civilian-use C-212 out there.