EASA certification received by ATR for the ATR 72-600 turbo-prop aircraft

Posted by John McHale
TOULOUSE, France 1 June 2011. ATR officials announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certified company's ATR 72- 600 turbo-prop aircraft. The certification is for new avionics and other equipment on the 72- 600, and follows a series of flight and ground tests of the aircraft prototype.

The tests validated new avionics from Thales -- a new glass cockpit with five liquid crystal display screens, new MPC computer system, and new communication, navigation, monitoring, flight management (FMS), automatic pilot, and alert management systems.
Delivery of the first ATR 72-600s will begin this summer. Royal Air Maroc, who ordered a total of 4 ATR 72-600s and 2 ATR 42-600s, will be the first operator to take delivery of an ATR 72-600.

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