ATR-72-600: Generation Improvements

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ATR generation 600

The first studies initiated by the ATR manufacturer started over six years ago. The objectives for this new generation of aircraft were ambitious: to add more comfort, safety, reliability and power, but less fuel consumption.

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Atr-72-600-cabin

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The first ATR 72-600 aircraft entered into commercial service in August 2011 and it showed that it met these goals. Improvements:
- A cabin that offers spacious, more comfortable seating
- Better soundproofing
- New pleasant LED lighting
- Larger luggage compartments
- Numerous innovative technologies that improve flight reliability and safety

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Atr-72-600-cockpit

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The cockpit has been completely re-designed to incorporate the "glass cockpit" concept similar to the one developed for the new generations of Airbus. Information is managed by computers and displayed on digital LCD screens for improved clarity and readability. This full range of advanced technology offers a means of increased safety. Notably, some of the equipment is identical to that used on the famous Airbus A380, an aircraft on the cutting edge of technology.

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New turboprops from the manufacturer Pratt & Whitney deliver more power and an average reduced fuel consumption of 20-30% compared to previous planes. With this extra power, the ATR 72-600 performs better, especially when flying at altitude and for takeoffs from short runways.