The first of its kind: a new regional freighter is here

The ATR 72-600F is the only new purpose-built regional freighter on the market. It incorporates all the latest technology featured in the ATR-600 series while boasting a design optimised for freighter operations. Entered into service in 2020, the ATR 72-600F is set to become the new benchmark in the regional air cargo industry.

Stylised kilogram


Maximum structural payload

Stylised parcel


Gross volume

Stylised flying aircraft


Range based on maximum volumetric payload

What is a freighter aircraft?

A freighter, also referred to as a cargo aircraft, is an aircraft specifically designed and used for transporting goods and cargo rather than passengers. These aircraft are equipped with spacious cargo holds and loading systems to efficiently carry various types of cargo, such as packages, pallets, and oversized or heavy items. Freighters play a crucial role in the logistics and transportation industry by facilitating the movement of goods around the world.
As express e-commerce continues to grow, regional freighters are ideal to provide fast, economical and low-emission solutions to transport and logistic companies in small and medium-sized areas.  

Born to be a freighter

ATR 72-600F turboprop aircraft

Large Cargo Door
116” x 71” / 2.95 m x 1.80 m

Enhanced battery capacity for autonomy on ground

Enhanced LED lights in cargo compartment

State-of-art light and resistant cargo panels

Reinforced floor panels
488kg per m² / 100lbs per ft²

New rear upper hinged door optimised for cargo operations

New Air Management System enhancing reliability

Improved net positioning optimising volume

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ATR 72-600F freighter interior cargo aircraft

Virtual cargo hold tour

With a luminosity of 86 lux in the cargo hold, the standard has been more than doubled compared to previous generations. Please note this is a virtual tour without nets but you can have 9 vertical ones in bulk configuration.

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A versatile platform

The unique capability to carry both bulk and industry-standard unit load devices makes the ATR 72-600F a highly versatile aircraft. Bulk configuration helps in optimising available volume and cargo loading thanks to the nine vertical nets and attachment points on the floor and lateral tracks. Thanks to the large cargo door and wide cross section, the ATR 72-600F is able to accommodate industry standard unit load devices and interline with larger freighters.

ATR-72-600F Full bulk

Full bulk

ATR-72-600F 7LD-3s

7 LD-3s

ATR-72-600F 5 pallets

5 Pallets 88" x 108" (2.23 m x 2.74 m)

Unique continuous cockpit innovation for optimal operations

The ATR-600 series’ full glass cockpit offers to pilots a simple working environment. It has raised the bar in human-machine interfaces offering a high level of comfort and demonstrable efficiency gains.

Navigation, communication and surveillance functions are integrated into a modular avionics architecture. This state-of-the-art philosophy is open and evolutionary to allow new software and hardware functionalities to be inserted in the future independently: continuous development is the ATR DNA.

Discover these unique features on-board a turboprop below. They are designed to improve over time.

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Turboprop aircraft cockpit

Synthetic Vision System to reduce the risk of spatial disorientation

Five large Liquid Crystal Displays designed to improve over time through regular software updates

Engines and Warning Display with Electronic Checklists that automatically pop-up the procedure needed at the right time


Airport Navigation Map to facilitate taxiing at large airports


Latest Performance-Based Navigation capabilities with Baro VNAV, LPV and RNP AR 0.3/0.3

Electronic Flight Bag with on-board performance software, documentation and navigation charts

Temporary Flight Plan and Engine-Out SID capabilities easing decision making

Reactive Windshear with identification of wind factors when impacting aircraft performance

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ATR 72-600F Freighter specifications


Weight & Payload


ATR 72-600F
Take-off distance (MTOW, ISA, SL)
Landing distance (MLW, SL) 915m
Range (max volumetric payload)
1,030NM / 1,908km
ATR 72-600F
Take-off distance (MTOW, ISA, SL)
Landing distance (MLW, SL) 3,806ft
Range (max volumetric payload)
1,030NM / 1,185mi
ATR 72-600F
Maximum Take-off Weight23,000kg
Maximum Landing Weight
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight
Maximum Structural Payload
Maximum Fuel Load
Gross volume 75m3
ATR 72-600F
Maximum Take-off Weight50,705lb
Maximum Landing Weight49,272lb
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight 46,296lb
Maximum Structural Payload20,281lb
Maximum Fuel Load 11,024lb
Gross Volume 2,649ft3
ATR 72-600F
Overall Length
ATR 72-600F
Overall length89.14ft

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