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Name ATR-42-500
Manufacturer ATR
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
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:

AEROSPATIALE ATR-42-500 Surveyor
AEROSPATIALE Surveyor (ATR-42-500)
AI(R) ATR-42-500
ALENIA Surveyor (ATR-42-500)
ALENIA ATR-42-500 Surveyor
ATR ATR-42-500 Surveyor
ATR ATR-42-500
ATR Surveyor (ATR-42-500)

ATR ATR-42-500

ATR ATR-42-500 ATR ATR-42-500 3D


Turboprop regional airliner. In service since 1995. An improved version of ATR-42 with six bladed propellers, higher cruising speed and improved passenger cabin. View manufacturer's factsheet

Technical Data

Wing span 24.6 m80.709 ft <br />
Length 22.7 m74.475 ft <br />
Height 7.6 m24.934 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x PWC PW127 turboprops (2.500 SHP) 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) 110 kts IAS 140 kts IAS 220 kts IAS 220 kts MACH TAS 300 kts MACH IAS 230 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 110 kts
Distance 1000 m ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD 1500 ft/min MCS 170 kts Distance 1000 m
MTOW 1860018,600 kg <br />18.6 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL260 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC M Range 10001,000 nm <br />1,852,000 m <br />1,852 km <br />6,076,115.49 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving AT45

  • AT45 / B733, Munich Germany, 2004 (During the hours of darkness at Munich on 3 May 2004, an ATR42-500 was given a conditional line up clearance for Runway 08R but contrary to this clearance then taxied onto that runway as a Boeing 737-300 was landing on it. The landing aircraft missed the right wingtip of the ATR-42, which continued taxing onto the runway as it approached, by “a few metres”.)
  • AT45, Sienajoki Finland, 2006 (On 11 December 2006, a Finnish Commuter Airlines ATR 42-500 veered off the runway on landing at Seinäjoki, Finland.)
  • AT45, en-route, north of Islamabad Pakistan, 2016 (On 7 December 2016, the crew of an ATR 42-500 lost control after airworthiness-related complications followed shutdown of the left engine whilst in the cruise and high speed terrain impact followed. The Investigation concluded that three pre-existing faults with the left engine and its propeller control mechanism had led to a loss of power which had necessitated its shutdown but that these faults had then caused much higher left side drag than would normally result from an engine shutdown and made it progressively more difficult to maintain control. Recovery from a first loss of control was followed by another without recovery.)
  • AT45, vicinity Esbjerg Denmark, 2016 (On 27 March 2016 an ATR 42-500 had just departed Esbjerg when the right engine flamed out. It was decided to complete the planned short flight to Billund but on the night IMC approach there, the remaining engine malfunctioned and lost power. The approach was completed and the aircraft evacuated after landing. The Investigation found the left engine failed due to fuel starvation resulting from a faulty fuel quantity indication probably present since recent heavy maintenance and that the right engine had emitted flames during multiple compressor stalls to which it was vulnerable due to in-service deterioration and hot section damage.)
  • AT45, vicinity Prague Czech Republic, 2012 (On 31 October 2012, the crew of an ATR42 on a handover airworthiness function flight out of Prague briefly lost control in a full stall with significant wing drop after continuing a prescribed Stall Protection System (SPS) test below the appropriate speed and then failing to follow the correct stall recovery procedure. Failure of the attempted SPS test was subsequently attributed to both AOA vanes having become contaminated with water during earlier aircraft repainting at a specialist contractor and consequently being constrained in a constant position whilst the SPS test was being conducted at well above the prevailing freezing level.)
  • AT45, vicinity Sienajoki Finland, 2007 (On 1 January 2007, the crew of a ATR 42-500 carried out successive night approaches into Seinajoki Finland including three with EGPWS warnings, one near stall, and one near loss of control, all attributed to poor flight crew performance including use of the wrong barometric sub scale setting.)