During the 1980s, French aerospace company Aérospatiale and Italian aviation conglomerate Aeritalia merged their work on a new generation of regional aircraft. Time for your close up! Tecnam, an Italian aeronautics company that produces aircraft parts for other manufacturers and also develops it own light aircraft, has engineered a small plane with the … [30], The Italian Air Force also selected the ATR 72-500 MP, designated as the P-72A, to serve as a multirole maritime patrol, electronic surveillance and C4 platform. The Caproni Campini N.1, also known as the C.C.2, was an experimental jet aircraft built in the 1930s by Italian aircraft manufacturer Caproni.The N.1 first flew in 1940 and was briefly regarded as the first successful jet-powered aircraft in history, before news emerged of the German Heinkel He 178's first flight a year earlier. On 15 January 1986, the launch of the stretched ATR 72 programme was announced. P2012 TRAVELCARE was designed to facilitate equitable and efficient vaccine distribution. Along with cutting down time, Tecnam says its method also cuts costs - Records show the transportation costs can go as high as $13.50 per vaccine, while by plane it is only $0.005 per dose, per flight. Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam redesigned a passenger plane by removing the seats and replacing them with a massive freezer that maintains temperatures of … On 27 June 1980, Itavia Flight 870, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 passenger jet en route from Bologna to Palermo, Italy, crashed into the Tyrrhenian Sea between the islands of Ponza and Ustica, killing all 81 people on board. resulting in 398 fatalities. [25] US sanctions against Iran were reimposed in August 2018, by which time 13 of the order of 20 aircraft had been delivered. It employs carbonfibres for 30% of the wing by weight, for a 20% weight reduction.[14]. ATR believed that many of the already-flown routes did not suit larger 150-seat aircraft; however, of the roughly 2,600 commercial aircraft flying in China at that time, only 68 had a capacity of less than 90 seats and of these, fewer than 20 were powered by turboprop engines. [3][12] However, in January 2018, ATR's parent company Leonardo announced that the 100-seat program has been formally brought to a close. During the mid-1980s, ATR sought to introduce a larger airliner with capacity. In addition, many remote areas only have small airports with even smaller runways made of dirt, which many commercial or cargo planes cannot safely land on. [33], As of September 2018, 187 early variants had been produced with 172 operated by 55 carriers, 365 -500s were delivered with more than 350 in service at 75 operators, 444 -600s were produced and are operated by 74 carriers with a backlog of 231 orders. It was the most important Italian bomber of World War II, and established a reputation that … [21], During February 2016, ATR signed a deal with flag carrier Iran Air for a batch of 20 ATR 72-600s, along with options for 20 more aircraft and post-purchase services, such as engine maintenance. [citation needed] While passengers are boarding or disembarking the aircraft, a tail stand is set into place as standard procedure to guard against the aircraft nose lifting off the ground. While broadly similar to the earlier -500 model; differences include the adoption of improved PW127M engines, a new glass cockpit, and a variety of other minor improvements. [12] Several major leasing companies operate their own ATR fleets, such as Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), who placed an order for 20 ATR 72s along with options for another 20 in February 2014,[16] and Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), who ordered a fleet of 30 ATR 72s during June 2013, along with options for up to 55 further airliners. Using this method, Tecnam says the cost to distribute each vaccination is lowered to just $0.005 per dose, per flight. However, Tecnam has found a way to bypass these obstacles with its PS2021, which uses a massive freezer designed by ultra-freezer manufacturer DESMON. ", "Iran Air Takes Delivery Of Its First Four ATR 72-600s. The number "72" in its name is derived from the aircraft's standard seating configuration in a passenger-carrying configuration, which could seat 72–78 … Italian state aircraft, rescue aircraft and helicopters, historic aircraft, and the airline aircraft dedicated to scheduled and non-scheduled commercial flights do not pay the tax. ", "IN FOCUS: Recession woes continue at small end of cargo conversion market. [15], For 2013, ATR claimed a 48 percent global market share for regional aircraft deliveries between 50 and 90 seats (comprising both turboprops and jets), making it the dominant manufacturer in this market segment. 'The value of the P2012 platform will extend beyond this mission,' Langer said. [6][needs update], Within the ATR company, various organisational changes were implemented. The Italian Navy’s new landing helicopter dock (LHD) Trieste was launched in a ceremony at Fincantieri’s Castellammare di Stabia shipyard on May 25. The federal government is trying to trace most of the 155 passengers in the aircraft that brought to Nigeria the Italian confirmed with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). And the plane is certified to travel in any type of weather, allowing for fast pickup from the main delivery hubs, as well as capillary distribution from main international airports to any small remote airfield or airstrip. On 16 August 1984, the first model of the series, designated as the ATR 42-300, performed the type's maiden flight. The -200 was the original production version, powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW124B engines rated at 2,400 shp (1,800 kW). ", "ATR 72-600 TMPA: The new generation maritime patrol aircraft for the Turkish Navy. [2] On 27 October 1988, the first prototype performed its maiden flight; one year later, on September 25, 1989, the ATR 72 received airworthiness certification from the French Directorate General for Civil Aviation. "World Air Forces Directory". [9] ATR's senior vice-president for engineering Alessandro Amendola indicated that the elimination of all uses of bleed air was a key aim in the designing of an all-electric architecture as well as improving engine efficiency; the minimising of peak electrical loads was also a stated priority. [4] Speaking at the Farnborough Airshow in July 2016, the CEO of ATR Patrick de Castelbajac stated that the company was currently examining the possibility of replacing the current Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127 engine with either a new offer from P&WC, or a GE38 derivative from GE Aviation. The S-92 can safely accommodate 9 passengers in its extensive interior cabin. Italian passenger plane intercepted mid-air by Soviet-era aircraft over Slovakia AN ITALIAN passenger plane has been intercepted by Soviet … During March 2016, a second round of flight trials dedicated the testing of all-electric systems architecture using the demonstrator was completed; analysis is set to continue. Known in Italy as the Ustica massacre, the disaster led to numerous investigations, legal actions and accusations, and continues to be a source of controversy, including claims of conspiracy … Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire made the disclosure yesterday while briefing newsmen in Abuja. The number "72" in its name is derived from the aircraft's standard seating configuration in a passenger-carrying configuration, which could seat 72–78 passengers in a single-class arrangement. This category has the following 11 subcategories, out of 11 total. [7][8], Since 2008, ATR has been a participant in the European Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative. [12] During late 2014, ATR set up a new office in Beijing and hired several former Airbus sales personnel with the aim of launching the type in the Chinese market. Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam redesigned a passenger plane by removing the seats and replacing them with a massive freezer that maintains temperatures of -122 degrees Fahrenheit while in flight. The world's first civilian production tilt-rotor aircraft is being built in the United States by Italian aerospace giant Leonardo. Italian aircraft firm Tecnam transforms one of their 11-seater planes into a massive -122F freezer that can transport 115,000 Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccine doses. Most operators of the ATR 72 equip their aircraft with a propeller brake (referred to as "Hotel Mode") that stops the propeller on the No. [26], While primarily used as a civil aircraft, some ATR 72s have been adapted to perform in various military functions, such as utility aircraft and maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). [27][28] The armed ATR 72 TMPA variant was developed in cooperation with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), and incorporated additional sensors and mission systems to perform its intended combat role. By then, with more than 60 -500s and 40 -600s in storage, new aircraft leases fell to $130,000 per month from $170,000. ", "ATR parent Leonardo rules out 100-seat turboprop", "Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Orders up to 40 ATR 72-600s. ", " До 33 возросло число жертв авиакатастрофы под Тюменью Increased to 33 the number of victims of the crash near Tyumen. [2] By the end of 2014, ATR had received 1,000 orders for the type and delivered a total of 754, leaving a backlog of 246 aircraft. Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam redesigned the cargo area of a plane by removing the seats and replacing them with a massive freezer that maintains temperatures of -122 degrees Fahrenheit while in flight. Aircraft manufacturers of Italy. ", "Alenia Aermacchi P-72A MPA tests near completion. ", "Taiwan plane crash kills 48, injures 10. To be a worthwhile exercise, any re-engine exercise would require a 15 per cent improvement in fuel-burn and 20-25 per cent reduction of direct maintenance costs. ", "ASN Aircraft accident ATR-72-202 TS-LBB Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport (PMO). [31] In December 2016, the first pair of P-72A aircraft were delivered to the Italian Air Force. 2011 was a record-breaking year for sales at ATR. The SM.75 was fast, robust, capable of long-range flight and could carry up … At the time, the company had a backlog of orders for 300 aircraft, sufficient for three years of production. It must rank as one of the ugliest things to ever take to … To date, all of the ATR series have been completed at the company's final assembly line in Toulouse, France; ATR benefits from sharing resources and technology with Airbus SE, which has continued to hold a 50% interest in the company. Bagnato noted the strength of Africa as a market for the type, as well at the firm's aircraft being capable of serving destinations that would otherwise be inaccessible with other aircraft due to the austere conditions of many airstrips and runways in the region, as well as the ability to operate autonomously without any reliance upon ground support equipment. It was the last of a line of transport aeroplanes that Alessandro Marchetti began building in the early 1930s. ", "Europe's ATR says completes deal selling 20 planes to IranAir", "ATR, Iran Air Seal $536 Million Deal for 20 ATR 72-600s. [15] According to ATR's CEO Filippo Bagnato, sales had continued to grow during the Great Recession despite the downturn experienced by most aviation companies as "fuel consumption that can be half that of the alternatives and [with] lower maintenance costs". [29] During 2013, the two ATR 72-600 TMUA aircraft were delivered to the Turkish Navy. The sub-types differ in the type of doors and emergency exits. As much of the US struggles with a slow roll out of the coronavirus vaccine, one Italian firm has found a way to avoid such delays – delivering doses by A private jet flight from Geneva to Milan with 1 passenger amounts to a tax of 100 euros. Certified in January 1997 and fitted with either PW127F or PW127M engines, the -212A is an upgraded version of the -210 using six-bladed propellers on otherwise identical PW127F engines. It is powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 turboprop engines, which drive an arrangement of four or six-bladed propellers supplied by Hamilton Standard. ", "Raytheon to provide torpedo integration for Turkish Navy ATR-72-600ASW maritime patrol aircraft", "Leonardo Delivers ATR 72 Maritime Patrollers to Italy. [65], Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era, "Pakistan Navy acquires second-hand ATR72.". The UAE Air Force and Air Defence acquired two P180 Avanti IIs in June 2009, as part of its expansion programme. * The ATR 72 is a twin-engine turboprop, short-haul regional airliner developed and produced in France and Italy by aircraft manufacturer ATR (Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de transport régional), a joint venture formed by French aerospace company Aérospatiale (now Airbus) and Italian aviation conglomerate Aeritalia (now Leonardo S.p.A.). In June 1945, an order was placed for 26 DC-7 aircraft. The comments below have not been moderated. ", "Re-engining ATR could be bridge to 100-seater – CEO", "ATR Wants Better Access to China Market. Photographers create first 10billion pixel panorama of Girl with a Pearl Earring... Fortnite developer Epic Games launches legal action against Apple and Google in the UK for 'breaking... Alcohol-based hand sanitisers used to halt the spread of Covid-19 are accidentally being sprayed into... 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