First Purpose-Built ATR Freighter Completes
ATR's first purpose-built regional freighter
aircraft completed its maiden flight on Wednesday.
The ATR 72-600F took off at 14:00 from its
Saint-Martin site and lasted for two hours.
During the flight, crew onboard performed a
number of tests to measure the new aircraftís flight envelope and
The first delivery of this aircraft will be
to FedEx Express, the worldís largest cargo airline and express
transportation company. FedEx placed a firm order for 30 aircraft,
with options for a further 20, in November 2017.
Large Cargo Door included as part of the original design and the
same wide cross section as all ATR aircraft, the freighter will be
able to accommodate bulk cargo and industry-standard pallets and