ATR puts on the style

 - May 13, 2009, 11:52 AM

Avions de Transport Régional (ATR) has quietly launched an executive version of its ATR 42 and 72 regional airliners. In fact, there are already seven corporate or VIP ATR operators.

The corporate ATRs include a large cabin with seats for 10 to 50 people; a six-foot, three-inch stand-up cabin; noise compliance below Stage IV requirements; better fuel efficiency than most similar-sized turboprops; and full self-sufficiency on the ground (hotel mode for power supply and air-conditioning, integrated air stairs and battery start for engines).