Essential connectivity for everyone

The ATR 42-600S is a STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) variant of the ATR 42-600 which has been enhanced to reduce the required take-off and landing distances, down to just 800M*. Thanks to this upgrade, over 1,000 airports will be accessible by this aircraft, offering airlines new commercial opportunities and providing local populations with simple access to the global economy, healthcare, education and culture.

Stylised flying aircraft


Range from a 900M runway

Stylised Runway


Runway length required

Stylised aircraft seat



*70% load factor, on a 200NM mission

turboprop ATR 42-600 STOL Aircraft

Increased regional connectivity

turboprop ATR 42-600 STOL Aircraft

Over 1,000 airports have a runway between 800 – 1,000m long and could welcome the ATR 42-600S. The entry in service of this aircraft will benefit both passengers and airlines thanks to the increased regional connectivity that it will bring.

Access the most remote areas

turboprop ATR 42-600S STOL take off

ATR 42-600S STOL takes flight in its partial configuration

The 30 to 50 seater aircraft capable of taking-off and landing on shorter runways will now enter a phase of ground and flight tests.

11 May 2022 – ATR, the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer, announces the successful first flight of the partially configured STOL variant (for ‘Short Take-Off and Landing’) of its ATR 42-600 aircraft. The flight took off at 10:00 from Francazal airport and lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes.

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Why does the STOL matter to remote communities?

In the world of regional aviation, an aircraft is more than just an aircraft. Is it often the lifeline that connects communities and businesses, and the ATR 42-600S (STOL) programme is a testament to this. For thousands of communities worldwide, the need for greater, quicker, more comfortable, and responsible regional connectivity is paramount. ATR has risen to the challenge by delivering low-emission aircraft that offer access to essential services and transport vital goods in a modern and affordable way. 

Enter the ATR 42-600S (STOL), a marvel of innovation.  

What does STOL mean in aviation?

STOL in aviation stands for ‘Short Take-off and Landing’ and it refers to aircraft that can reduce take-off and landing distances. Their special features and configurations enable them to operate in tight spots like short runways, rough terrain, or places with no prepared landing strips – or all of these at the same time. 

Driven by the market’s demand for an advanced, comfortable and low-emission aircraft to serve these challenging routes, the ATR 42-600S (STOL) programme is evidence to ATR’s commitment to ever more responsible aviation, through continuous innovation, with customers’ needs at heart. 

The ATR 42-600S (STOL) will be a game changer. With its increased performance and capabilities, it will offer more low-emission connectivity to thousands of communities and businesses and more opportunities for airlines, enabling access to 1,000 airports globally. 

The science behind the ATR 42-600S

flying turboprop ATR 42-600S STOL

The ATR 42-600S: Where STOL Meets State-of-the-Art

Due to enter into service in 2025, the new Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) version of the ATR 42-600 has already attracted more than 20 commitments from airlines and lessors. Able to operate on runways as short as 800 m, it is set to revolutionise connectivity to some of the world’s most remote and inaccessible locations.

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ATR 42-600S STOL Specifications


Weight & Payload


ATR 42-600S
Take-off distance (70% load factor, ISA, Sea Level)
Take-off distance (Max pax for 200NM, ISA, Sea Level)890m
Range (max pax)680NM / 1,259km
ATR 42-600S
Take-off distance (70% load factor, ISA, Sea Level)
Take-off distance (Max pax for 200NM, ISA, Sea Level)2,920ft
Range (max pax)680NM / 782mi
ATR 42-600S
Maximum Take-off Weight
Maximum Landing Weight
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight
Maximum Payload
Maximum Fuel Load
ATR 42-600S
Maximum Take-off Weight41,005lb
Maximum Landing Weight40,344lb
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight37,478lb
Maximum Payload11,353lb
Maximum Fuel Load9,920lb
ATR 42-600S
Overall Length
ATR 42-600S
Overall Length75' 2"
Wingspan80' 7"

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