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The ATR all-freight version offers the unique capability to meet specific Regional Cargo Market requirements.

Two main variants are available to provide alternative solutions for various operational needs through the addition of various modification modules.
Alenia, original manufacturer of the ATR fuselage, is in charge of for the conversion design, and Aeronavali, Alenia subsidiary, is the selected outfitter.

Main features:

  • Optimized volume and payload capability for bulk operation: a wide range of payload (5.3 to 8.6 tonnes) and usable volume (56 to 75 m3)
  • Unique standard containers capability in the regional market
  • Active second-hand market with opportunities for low cost, early serial number a/c for replacement of obsolete 5 to 9 tonnes freighter fleet
  • Low operating cost

Bulk Freighter (Tube Versions)

To fully optimize payload and volume capabilities, ATRhas developed a dedicated bulk freighter conversion program, available for both ATR 42 and ATR 72.

ATR Bulk Freighter version offers a cabin that is dedicated entirely to bulk cargo carriage. Freight is loaded from the front left hand cargo door and is partitioned by nets.

The cargo conversion involves:

  • Complete stripping of standard furnishings
  • Floor reinforcement
  • Class E cabin
  • Window plugs and addition of specific cargo equipment: light lining, or structural lining and 9 g vertical nets, with six additional longitudinal tracks allowing flexibility for net attachment positions.

The resulting platform maximizes payload capability for bulk freight operations. The gross usable volume is 56 m3 for the ATR 42 and 75.5 m3 for the ATR 72 model.
The ATR Cargo conversion is certified through a STC released by the Italian Certification Authority (ENAC) and is compliant to FAA and JAA rules.

ULD Freighter (Large Cargo Door)

Accommodating standard ULDs (such as LD3 containers or 88” x 108” pallets) gives cargo regional and feeder operators a strong competitive edge.
The installation of the LCD module on an ATR freighter provides operators with a flexible, multipurpose cargo platform for transporting ULD, pallets, bulk freight or both.

The LCD conversion is available for both ATR 42 and ATR 72.

The conversion involves completely stripping standard furnishings and adding on specific cargo equipment (9 g stop net, floor reinforcement, class E cabin, light or structural linings, window plugs).
The gross usable volume is 56 m3 for the ATR 42 and up to 75.5 m3 for the ATR 72 model.

The ATR 42 MP Surveyor is based on the ATR 42 platform. In the wake of ATR’s worldwide success with commercial customers, the aircraft has broadened its scope of application to develop derivatives for use in Maritime and Coastal surveillance, Search and Rescue, Pollution Detection and Control, Vessel Search, and Identification and Surveillance.

Proven in revenue service under a variety of operating conditions, ATR’s design and size makes it well adapted to special missions , and provides a solid airframe, the necessary support systems, and the cabin volume to accommodate the special equipment required for these missions.

The stringent requirements of Maritime Patrol missions dictate the use of state-of-the-art sensors to detect, localize and track targets. The centerpiece sensor is the search radar, which provides 360-degree coverage, guaranteeing the highest level of search efficiency and the best detection capability.

Main features:

  • Easily and quickly convertible single basic platform for different mission profiles
  • Structural and system provisions to install all equipment for quick and easy reconfiguration
  • High versatility to increase optimize the aircraft utilization, leading to cost savings
  • Time on station up to 8 hours at 200 Nm from base
  • Low loiter speed for better target detection and tracking capabilities
  • High transit speed for more efficiency

The advanced Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance (ATOS) system, developed by Galileo Avionics and available on ATR platform, is an integrated package of equipment, software services and application software modules with a wide range of applications:

  • Tactical situation
  • Mission database
  • Mission planning
  • Reconnaissance in the visible and infrared band
  • Active electronic surveillance (radar and IFF)
  • Passive electronic surveillance (ESM and DF)
  • Operational communications


Based on ATR 72-500, the ATR 72 ASW is the new solution for the growing demand for a low-cost medium-range anti-submarine warplane aircraft.

The ATR 72 ASW integrates the ATR 42 MP (Maritime Patrol) mission system with the same on-board equipment but with additional ASW capabilities:

  • Rotary sonobuoy launcher and MAD system
  • Chaff and flare for passive defense
  • Armaments launch system for torpedoes, anti-skip missiles and depth chargers

Product Sheets

 Mission Performance - ASW Role
ASW Mission Take-Off Weight
21,960 kg (48,413 lb)
ASW Mission OEW
15,052 kg (33,184 lb)
with two torpedoes MU-90n sonobuoy, chaff and flare
 ASW Missions
Mission radius (nm)
Patrol Range (nm)
Patrol Time (hours)Total Mission Time (hours)


More than just an efficient way to travel, the ATR can be an office and conference room in the air.

The interior layout can be tailored to suit the special needs of your business, making full use of the ATR size advantage:

  • Generous cabin width of over 2.5 meters for comfort and layout flexibility
  • Full standing height throughout the aisle for ease of movement
  • Over 14 meters of cabin length in the ATR 72 and over 9.5 meters in the ATR 42

A typical ATR 42-500 corporate layout provides rear cabin seating for 18 passengers in a luxurious first-class comfort, and a forward VIP corporate lounge accommodating eight VIP swivel armchairs, fully reclining with leg-rests. The VIP lounge can be located either in the front or the aft part and can suit any need. The executive view cabin can extend from eight seats up to 24 for an ATR 42 and 44 for an ATR 72.

The corporate lounge includes also ample baggage stowage, coatroom and attendant's station.

ATR team of designers will offer suggestions suiting your requirements.

Both variants offer spacious and versatile cabin, which can be configured with airline-style seating, work and meeting areas, rest areas and secretarial facilities.

The corporate layout designed to meet the expectations of all customers can accommodate:

  • Comfortable airline style seating with fully-reclining seats, 4-abreast across the cabin
  • Lounge with veneered wood tables, providing a suitable environment for discussions, work and dining
  • Fully reclining VIP swivel armchairs with leg-rests
  • Convertible sofas and divans
  • Communication station

The space available can accommodate many different types, styles and tastes in interior furnishings. These can range from a wide selection of carpets and fabrics through the fine soft leathers, exotic wood veneers, etched or tinted mirrors and gold tracery.

All types of furniture and accommodation are possible, such as:

  • Club-four layouts with single seats facing a table, providing good discussion, working and dining environments
  • Fully reclining VIP swivel armchairs
  • Convertible sofas and divans
  • Secretarial and communication stations
  • Bookcases, storage and entertainment centers

The ATR corporate version cabin offers both space and luxury for efficient and comfortable business trips.


The ATR 42 has proved to be an excellent platform for in-flight inspection duties.

Fitted with a fully equipped laboratory, it can perform complete tests of both landing and en-route navigation aids and calibration missions at the lowest operating costs.

The aircraft has been designed keeping in mind the features of  a good calibration aircraft:

  • Excellent operational performance and flight qualities
  • Structural strength, unpaved runway capabilities, on-ground self-sufficiency, high reliability allowing operations on difficult airports
  • One engine flight capability, and 120 minutes ETOPS for operations in remote areas
  • High comfort for on-board operators and space for workbenches
  • Large cargo door for easy load/unload operations
  • Plenty of electrical generation for calibration systems

One of the main characteristics for a calibration aircraft is the capability to carry an additional payload.

The ATR 42 calibration can carry the crew, calibration equipment and 4,200 kg of extra payload without limitations over 450 Nm or an extra load of 3,000 kg over a 1,200 Nm trip. For a mission far from the main base, the ATR 42 calibration is capable of one 750 Nm round-trip associated to a 3 hours calibration mission at 1,500 ft.


To meet the increasing worldwide demand of cargo and express mail markets, ATR proposes the Quick Change concept. The aim is to allow operators to supplement their passenger operations with freight flights.

To fully comply with cargo market requirements, ATR aircraft are equipped as standard with a substantially large cargo door of 50” (1.27 m) in width and 60” (1.52 m) height. The containerized freight loading is made easy by the low door sill height located on an average at 4 ft (1.2 m).

In Quick Change configuration, the ATR cabin is equipped with smoke detectors and other modifications required by the certification for full freight operations.

The configuration change on the ATR 42 is very easy and rapid. It takes 30 minutes to convert the aircraft, and install the cargo loading system and the containers. The same tasks require 45 minutes on the ATR 72.

Each optimized container has 2.8 m3 (99 cu.ft) of usable volume and its maximum net payload is 435 kg (960lb).