The ATR 72-500 aircraft has received certification from Transport Canada, the Canadian
The certification enables Canadian airlines to
operate ATR 72-500s either in passenger or cargo configuration.
“Obtaining this certification will allow us to expand
the operational scope of our family of aircraft,” said
Alessandro Amendola, Senior Vice President Engineering at ATR.
“Once again, ATRs have proven that they are the perfect match for
challenging markets, such as Canada, where their ability to fly in
extreme cold, icy weather conditions, take off and land on unpaved
and short runways, and their unrivalled performance are
There are about 40 ATR aircraft operating in Canada
today, providing passenger and freighter services to remote and
Canadian operator First Air has already been operating the
50-seater version of the same series – the ATR 42-500 – for the
past years, in the North of Canada.
Passenger capacity: 68-78 seats
Take-off power: 2,475 SHP per engine
take-off weight: 23,000 kg
Maximum payload: 7,000 kg
Maximum range at full passenger capacity: 824 nautical miles
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