Tag: ATR 72

Iran Aseman ATR 72 Crash: Human Error?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Civil Aviation Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran investigating the crash of Iran Aseman ATR 72-212 has released  an interim report on the causes of the fatal accident, which took the lives of 60 passengers as well as 6 crew members on 18 February 2018. According to the document, many causes contributed to the crash, […]

Both Virgin Australia ATR-72 Engines Flame Out

Reading Time: 1 minute A Virgin Australia Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, performing flight from Sydney to Canberra (Australia), reported both engines rollback, one after the other. Aircraft was descending through 11,000 feet towards Canberra when the right hand engine (PW127) rolled back and flamed out. The engine automatically restarted about 5 seconds later. The crew continued the descent, descending […]

PIA ATR 72 Collides with Boeing 737 at Karachi Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute A PIA ATR 72 collided with a parked Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-400 at the Jinnah International Airport. The ATR engine was being given a run-up during an examination at a hanger, when the ATR ran forward. Its left propeller and engine struck the forward fuselage of another aircraft. The technician present in the cockpit could […]

Azul ATR-72 Encouters Lightning Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute An Azul Linhas Aereas Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, performing flight from Vitoria da Conquista to Belo Horizonte (Brazil), received lightning strike. Aircraft was enroute at FL160 near Montes Claros (Brazil), about 200nm north of Belo Horizonte, when lightning struck the aircraft prompting the crew to divert to Montes Claros for a safe landing on […]

Overland Airways ATR 72 Bursts into Flames at the Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute The ATR 72-202, belonging to Overland Airways, suffered a substantial damage after a fire erupted while the aircraft was undergoing maintenance at Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria, on Friday. The accident occurred before the maintenance hangars near the airport terminal, where the machine was just plugged into an external power source. The fire broke outside, […]

ATR Delivers Its 1,000th ATR 72 Regional Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute ATR achieved an important milestone with the delivery of its 1,000th ATR 72. The aircraft took to the sky in the colours of leading Indian domestic carrier, IndiGo. This delivery consolidates the ATR 72 as an outstanding commercial success and a benchmark in the regional aviation market. With continuous innovation at the heart of ATR, […]

ATR Sees Demand for 3,000 New Turboprops Over the Next 20 Years

Reading Time: 1 minute Plane manufacturer ATR, the equal-partnership joint venture between France’s Airbus and Italy’s Leonardo, has announced its projections for the future demand of its turboprop commercial aircraft. At a value in excess of US$80 billion, the projected demand exceeds 3,000 new turboprop planes over the next twenty years. The expected demand for turboprops confirms their healthy […]

Iranian Regulator Grounds Aseman’s ATR Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute The Civil Aviation Organization of Iran has grounded Iran Aseman Airlines’s entire fleet of Avions de Transport Régional turboprops in the wake of the crash of ATR72-200 EP-ATS on Sunday, February 18, near Semirom, in southern Iran, which killed all 66 passengers and crew onboard. The regulator said in a statement last week the measure […]

Iran Aseman Airlines ATR-72 Crashes with 66 on Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Iran Aseman Airlines ATR-72, registration performing flight from Tehran Mehrabad to Yasuj with 60 passengers and 6 crew, disappeared from radar near the Zagroz Mountains. The wreckage was later found near the village of Semirom (Iran) at the Dena Mountain at an elevation between 12,500 and 13,500 feet. No survivors were sighted. Emergency services […]

ATR-72 Veered Off Runway After Captain’s Seat Moved Fully Backwards

Reading Time: 1 minute On Nov 30th 2017 Ghana’s Civil Aviation Authority reported the aircraft was accelerating for takeoff from Accra when at about 70 KIAS the captain’s seat moved fully backwards violently and shifted to the left. As the captain was still controlling nose wheel steering via the steering tiller, this caused the aircraft to veer left and […]