Turboprop aircraft BAe. ATP (Advanced Turboprop), developed by the British «British Aerospace» Corporation, based turboprop airliner BAe.748, and for regional and local in routing short and medium range. Aircraft BAe. The ATP, was designed to replace BAe.748, and to create competition Franco-italayanskim aircraft ATR-42-72 and the ATR regional turboprop market airliners.

Work on a new aircraft project was started by British Aerospace in March 1984. Due to the fact that the BAe.748 airliner was taken as a basis, for this reason the new BAe. ATP, has the same concept as its predecessor. Namely, the aircraft has the shape of a monoplane with a low-lying, straight wing with a slight sweep and two turboprop engines installed on it. There are also noticeable external differences in the new model - this is a more elongated fuselage, increased to 26 meters, an arrow-shaped keel, as well as new engines with six-blade propellers..




The airliner was powered by PW126A 2653 hp turboprop engines manufactured by Pratt & Whitney Canada and low-noise six-blade propellers manufactured by Hamilton Standard. The aircraft is equipped with retractable landing gear manufactured by the British company "Dowty Group". Each of the three landing gear legs has a two-wheel design. The main landing gear retracts into the engine nacelle niches located under the wings.

The cabin in the standard arrangement of chairs, can accommodate up to 64 passengers. In more dense seating layouts, could accommodate up to 72 seats.

His first flight of the aircraft BAe. ATP made in August 6 1986 years.

During the tests, the aircraft demonstrated good takeoff and landing performance, and relatively low noise level.


atp salon


In March 1988, the airplane received the European certificate of fitness for flight. After that, the new aircraft began to arrive at the airline. The first customer of BAe. ATP, was the British airline «British Midland International». From May 1988 year, BAe aircraft. ATP, start exercising regularly scheduled commercial flights. In August 1988 has been issued and the American flight certificate.

The aircraft was supplied not only to British air carriers, but also exported to the USA, Europe and Africa. But due to the high competition with the Canadian Bombardier Dash 8 (DHC-8) and the Franco-Italian ATR-42/72, the British BAe. ATP was unable to occupy a sufficient niche in the air transportation market and did not receive much demand. And in 1996 production of BAe airliner. ATP has been suspended.

Since 2001, part of BAe passenger aircraft. ATP has been converted to cargo options. The first six BAe freighters. ATP were delivered to Sweden. These vehicles were equipped with an additional cargo door and received the BAe designation. ATPF. On July 10, 2002, the first BAe cargo flight took place. ATPF.


BAe ATP scheme


For the entire production period, from 1988 to 1996, 64 units of BAe aircraft were produced. ATP. For 2013, no more than 40 machines of this type are in operation. Main niche remaining in service for BAe aircraft. ATP is a regional and local air cargo service.


Specifications BAe aircraft. ATR:


The first flight of the prototype BAe. ATR: 6 1986 years in August

Years of production: from 1988 to 1996

Length: 26,01 m.

Height: 7,59 m.

Empty weight: 14195 kg.

Wing area: 78,30 sqm

Wingspan: 30,63 m.

Cruising speed: 490 km / h..
Maximum speed: 570 km / h..

Ceiling: 12000 m.

The practical range with the maximum load: 1820 km.

Length of takeoff: 1350 m

path length: 1120 m

Engines: 2 TVD Pratt & Whitney Canada PW126A

Crew: 2 people

Number of passengers: up to 72 places

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