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ATR72 As A Freighter

Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:18 pm

How effective & Efficient is an ATR72-500 converted Freighter.Any operators using them Worldwide currently.
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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:30 pm

I saw a FEDEX ATR not long ago but IIRC it was an ATR42 not a 72!
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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:28 am

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

DHL Aviation Americas operates them in Central America.

My mistake, they operate the ATR42

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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:52 am

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

Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:04 am

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

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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:39 pm

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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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:14 pm

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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:37 pm

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

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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:47 pm

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.

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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:57 pm

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.
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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:54 am

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.

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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:41 pm

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.
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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:31 am

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..
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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:20 pm

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 12):
learn 90VU

Why the name 90VU.Any reason.
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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:38 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13):
Why the name 90VU.Any reason.
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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.
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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:35 pm

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 14):

Panel numbers.Very dfferent from Boeing.
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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:24 am

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


Panel numbers.Very dfferent from Boeing.
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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:25 pm

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.
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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:20 am

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.
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Not sure if I have any of my old training books from the ATR,will try to check after the holiday.
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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:18 am

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.
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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:44 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 19):
Thanks.BTW.Merry Christmas.
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Thank you sir!!
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RE: ATR72 As A Freighter

Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:56 am

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 6):

What type of Loading Equipment is that.
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