ATR 42-600S

ATR 42-600S Moves from Design to Industrialisation

12 May 2021 – Development of the ATR 42-600S has reached a key milestone: the Maturity Gate 7, marking the end of the aircraft design phase. Overall architecture has been frozen, aircraft performance is confirmed, and ATR’s partners and suppliers can start manufacturing the first parts: industrialisation begins!

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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 from 1,050M at present to just 800M*. Thanks to this upgrade, several hundred more 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.


Range from a 900M runway


Runway length required



Access the most remote areas

Increased regional connectivity

Close to 500 airports have a runway between 800 – 1,000m long and could welcome the ATR 42-600S. The launch of this aircraft will benefit both passengers and airlines thanks to the increased regional connectivity that it will bring.

The science behind the ATR 42-600S

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Our ATR 42-600S has less seats (up to 50) than the ATR 72-600 (up to 78) but offers similar cabin design and passenger experience.

You will get excellence in a regional passenger cabin with:

  • The widest cross section
  • The widest seats
  • The widest aisle
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Unique continuous cockpit innovation for optimal operations

The ATR-600 series’ full glass cockpit provides a comprehensive and ergonomic working environment to the pilots for safe and efficient operations. 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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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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Data Summary


Weight & Payload


 ATR 42-600S
Take-off distance (MTOW, ISA, SL)
Landing distance (MLW, SL)773m
Range (max pax)703NM / 1,302km
 ATR 42-600S
Take-off distance (MTOW, ISA, SL)
Landing distance (MLW, SL)2,536ft
Range (max pax)703NM / 809mi
 ATR 42-600S
Maximum Take-off Weight
Maximum Landing Weight
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight
16,700kg (basic) / 17,000kg (option)
Maximum Payload Weight
Maximum Fuel Load
 ATR 42-600S
Maximum Take-off Weight41,005lb
Maximum Landing Weight40,344lb
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight36,817lb (basic) / 37,478lb (option)
Maximum Payload Weight11,684lb
Maximum Fuel Load9,921lb
 ATR 42-600S
Seat count
Overall Length
 ATR 42-600S
Seat count30-50
Overall Length75' 2"
Wingspan80' 7"

Heading for Tahiti with the STOL

Air Tahiti will be the first airline to operate the ATR 42-600S. A great opportunity to indulge in a virtual flight over French Polynesia, a chain of heavenly islands where nature abounds, scattered across the Pacific Ocean.

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Information and data presented on this page may be subject to change while the ATR 42-600S is being developed.