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


Turbo-propeller engines PW126A hp 2653, manufactured by Pratt & Whitney Canada and six blades made by Hamilton Standard with low noise level were installed on the airliner as engines. The aircraft installed retractable landing gear manufactured by the British firm «Dowty Group». Each of the three landing gear has a two-wheeled design. The main landing gear is retracted into the engine nacelle niches 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 plane was delivered not only to British air carriers, but also exported to the USA, to the countries of Europe and the countries of Africa. But due to the high competition with the Canadian aircraft Bombardier Dash 8 (DHC-8) and the French-Italian ATR-42 / 72, the British BAe airliner. ATP was unable to occupy a sufficient niche in the airline market and did not receive much demand. And in 1996, the production of the BAe airliner. ATP has been suspended.

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

BAe ATP scheme

Over the entire production period, from 1988 year to 1996 year, Xe Numx units of aircraft BAe were produced. ATP. On the 64 year, there is no more than 2013 machines of this type in operation. The main niche remaining in the operation of aircraft BAe. ATP is a freight air service on regional and local destinations.

Specifications BAe aircraft. ATR:

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

Years of production: from 1988 to 1996 year

Length: 26,01 m.

Height: 7,59 m.

Empty weight: 14195 kg.

Wing area: 78,30 sq.m.

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: Pratt & Whitney Canada PW2A 126 HDTV

Crew: 2 people

Number of passengers: up to 72 places

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