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ATR ATR-72-500

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Name ATR-72-500
Manufacturer ATR
Body Narrow
Position High wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
Type code L2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

ATR ATR-72-500
ATR ATR-72-210A

ATR ATR-72-500

ATR ATR-72-500 ATR ATR-72-500 3D


A redesigned version of the AT-72-210. In service since 1997. View manufacturer's factsheet.

Technical Data

Wing span 27.05 m88.747 ft
Length 27.17 m89.14 ft
Height 7.65 m25.098 ft
Powerplant 2 x 2.500 SHP PWC PW127F turboprops with 6 blade propellers.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 276 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1223 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 1048 m
MTOW 2250022,500 kg
22.5 tonnes
Ceiling FL250 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC M Range 890890 nm
1,648,280 m
1,648.28 km
5,407,742.786 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving AT75

  • AT75, en-route, north of Visby Sweden, 2014 (On 30 November 2014, an ATR 72-500 suddenly experienced severe propeller vibrations whilst descending through approximately 7,000 feet with the power levers at flight idle. The vibrations "subsided" after the crew feathered the right engine propeller and then shut the right engine down. The flight was completed without further event. Severe damage to the right propeller mechanism was found with significant consequential damage to the engine. Several other similar events were found to have occurred to other ATR72 aircraft and, since the Investigation could not determine the cause, the EASA was recommended to impose temporary operating limitations pending OEM resolution.)
  • AT75, vicinity Magong Taiwan, 2014 (On 23 July 2014, a TransAsia Airways ATR 72-500 crashed into terrain shortly after commencing a go around from a VOR approach at its destination in day IMC in which the aircraft had been flown significantly below the MDA without visual reference. The aircraft was destroyed and48 of the 58 occupants were killed. The Investigation found that the accident was entirely attributable to the actions of the crew and that it had occurred in a context of a systemic absence of effective risk management at the Operator which had not been adequately addressed by the Safety Regulator.)
  • B739 / AT75, Medan Indonesia, 2017 (On 3 August 2017, a Boeing 737-900 landing at Medan was in collision in good daylight visibility with a departing ATR 72-500 also on the runway and both aircraft sustained substantial damage. Significant debris was deposited on the runway but there were no occupant injuries and both aircraft were taxied clear. Although ATC were advised of the debris, the runway was not closed until several minutes later after further use had occurred. The Investigation is continuing but has found that the ATR 72 failed to comply with its clearance and that an incomplete readback went unchallenged by ATC.)