First Flight For The ATR 42-600 | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 02.23.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Fri, Mar 05, 2010

First Flight For The ATR 42-600

Two Of An Expected 75 Flight Test Hours Are Under The Wings

The ATR 42-600 pre-series aircraft successfully took to the sky for the first time Wednesday in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, powered with Pratt & Whitney 127M engines, took off at 1500 (local time) and completed a 2-hour flight, thus starting a flight test campaign of approximately 75 hours. The aircraft underwent tests regarding performance of the engines and well-functioning of its specifically developed new avionics, which integrates the newest computer systems and software for navigational aids, flight data recording, automatic piloting and communications. Pilots also tested hydraulic and electrical systems, blades balancing, and other tests.

Photo Credit Alexandre Doumanjou

Since there is a high degree of commonality between the ATR 72 and the ATR 42, the ATR 42-600 will benefit from certain tests completed by the ATR 72-600, whose 150-hour flight campaign started in July 2009. Both ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600 will enter into service in 2011.

"The first flight of the ATR 42-600 culminates the dedication and strong efforts of our team and our partners in order to prepare this new aircraft for its flight test campaign", underlined Stéphane Mayer, ATR's Chief Executive Officer. "With the ATR 42-600, we are proud to develop a new aircraft that has been specifically designed to optimally match the 50-seat regional market requirements, both in terms of comfort and performance". He concluded: "It is our aim to propose our customers with aircraft featuring the most advanced technologies and we are convinced that the new ATR '-600 series' program will strongly contribute to consolidate our worldwide success and leadership".

Photo Credit Pierre Barthe

Launched in October 2007, the new ATR '-600' series follows its development phase according to the schedule planned for both aircraft types. To date, ATR has recorded firm orders for 59 of these aircraft (5 ATR 42-600s and 54 ATR 72-600s).

FMI: www.atraircraft.com

Advertisement

More News

Garmin Introduces Helicopter-Specific ADS-B Options

New GDL 84H And GDL 88H Offer On Scene Mode, TerminalTraffic And More Garmin has announced the GDL 84H and GDL 88H Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink. In a>[...]

Airborne 02.27.15: CS300 Flies, Nimoy Goes West, NTSB's Hart OK'd, PBOR II

Also: Bell 505 Update, Mooney Update, UAV Hysteria, AAR Sells Telair, True Blue Power, More UAV Waivers, Flyers Rights The Bombardier CSeries CS300 airliner made its first flight t>[...]

Airborne 02.27.15: CS300 Flies, Nimoy Goes West, NTSB's Hart OK'd, PBOR II

Also: Bell 505 Update, Mooney Update, UAV Hysteria, AAR Sells Telair, True Blue Power, More UAV Waivers, Flyers Rights The Bombardier CSeries CS300 airliner made its first flight t>[...]

Airborne 02.26.15: NBAA v Santa Monica, F22 Airshow Sked, Google Lunar XPrize

Also: Pioneering Space, IMC Clubs, BizJet Forecast, R44 SAIB, Twin Otter Upgrade, Cecil Field's Naval Influx The saga of Santa Monica Airport in California continues as the NBAA ha>[...]

First Flight: Bombardier's CS300

Company Hopes Airliner Will Soon Be Flying In Revenue Service Bombardier's CS300 airliner flew for the first time Friday, marking a key milestone in the troubled program.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC