50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Major Milestone for ATR in Chinese certification

Download: Printable PDF Date: 07 Jul 2020 09:00 (UTC) category:
Publisher:
Major Milestone for ATR in Chinese certification - Manufacturer publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Aircraft: Airplanes

As part of the validation for the certification process of the ATR 42-500 with modification 5948 in China a certification flight test took-off and landed from Francazal airport in Toulouse. The flight, which took place on Friday 3 July, is a major step toward ATR type certification validation in China, expected in autumn 2020. The ATR 42-500 with modification 5948 is also known as the ATR 42-600 and certification will allow the first delivery of this latest generation aircraft to a customer in China. The three-hour test was performed in cooperation with the Chinese and European airworthiness authorities CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the latter of whose pilots were on-board the flight alongside an ATR crew.

China is looking to expand its connectivity, with 100-seat-below regional aircraft representing only 2.5% of the overall Chinese fleet, compared to a worldwide average of 25%. In 2019, China had 238 airports though 83% of Chinese traffic is concentrated through just 39 airports each with over 10 million passengers per year. While 164 regional airports, accounting for 7% of total passenger traffic, would benefit from quick and reliable connections. Given the distances involved there is a need for a versatile aircraft to operate these routes. An ATR 42-600 in a 30-seat General Aviation configuration would be an ideal solution to provide this essential connectivity and increase the local economy.



Loading comments for Major Milestone for ATR in Chinese certification...


Recommended

DC Aviation is the new sponsor of DTM Team, SSR Performance

DC Aviation is new sponsor of the Munich DTM team, SSR Performance. During the 2022 DTM season, the DC Aviation logo will adorn the green and black Porsche 911 GT3 R of racecar driver Dennis Olse...

Leonardo VIP/corporate helicopter fleet set to grow in Europe with new orders announced at EBACE 2022

Leonardo leadership in the VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced at EBACE 2022, including three AW109 GrandNew light twin, one AW109 Trekker and...

DRONAMICS partners with FlightSafety International on an advanced training programme

DRONAMICS, the leading middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator, today announced it is partnering with FlightSafety International on an advanced training programme for its remote pilots and engi...

Special charter flights from Dubai to Doha ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar - DC Aviation Al-Futtaim

With just under six months to go before kick-off to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim has announced it is offering special charter flights from Dubai to fans to head to Doha and support...

The drones news