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.
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.