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    Default The ATR 72-500 and the ATR 72-600, Whatís the difference?

    Hey all,

    I was wondering this for a while now and thought some of you may have some answers...

    Apart from the glass cockpit in the ATR 72-600, what are the main differences between both aircraft - Iím especially interested in the differences (if any) to the exterior between both aircraft as I know there are minor differences in the cabin.ect

    Thanks in advance everyone!

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    This might help....

    ATR 72-212A
    Certified in January 1997 and fitted with either PW127F or PW127M engines, the −212A is an upgraded version of the −210 using six-bladed propellers on otherwise identical PW127F engines. Other improvements include higher maximum weights and superior performance, as well as greater automation of power management to ease pilot workload.

    ATR 72–500
    Initial marketing name for the ATR 72-212A.
    ATR 72–600
    Marketing name for ATR 72-212A with different equipment fit. The −600 series aircraft was announced in October 2007; the first deliveries were planned for the second half of 2010.[37][38] The prototype ATR 72–600 first flew on 24 July 2009; it had been converted from an ATR 72–500.
    The ATR 72–600 features several improvements. It is powered by the new PW127M engines, which enable a 5% increase in takeoff power via a "boost function" used only when called for by takeoff conditions. The flight deck features five wide LCD screens (improving on the EFIS of earlier versions). A multi-purpose computer (MPC) aims at increasing flight safety and operational capabilities, and new Thales-made avionics provide Required Navigation Performance (RNP) capabilities. It also features lighter seats and larger overhead baggage bins. In December 2015, the EASA approved a new high-density seating layout, raising the maximum capacity from 74 to 78 seats.

    So, the 212A was marketed as the -500. The only probable exterior visual difference between the -500 and the -600 is the engines which are the PW127M.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianw999 View Post
    This might help....

    ATR 72-212A
    Certified in January 1997 and fitted with either PW127F or PW127M engines, the −212A is an upgraded version of the −210 using six-bladed propellers on otherwise identical PW127F engines. Other improvements include higher maximum weights and superior performance, as well as greater automation of power management to ease pilot workload.

    ATR 72–500
    Initial marketing name for the ATR 72-212A.
    ATR 72–600
    Marketing name for ATR 72-212A with different equipment fit. The −600 series aircraft was announced in October 2007; the first deliveries were planned for the second half of 2010.[37][38] The prototype ATR 72–600 first flew on 24 July 2009; it had been converted from an ATR 72–500.
    The ATR 72–600 features several improvements. It is powered by the new PW127M engines, which enable a 5% increase in takeoff power via a "boost function" used only when called for by takeoff conditions. The flight deck features five wide LCD screens (improving on the EFIS of earlier versions). A multi-purpose computer (MPC) aims at increasing flight safety and operational capabilities, and new Thales-made avionics provide Required Navigation Performance (RNP) capabilities. It also features lighter seats and larger overhead baggage bins. In December 2015, the EASA approved a new high-density seating layout, raising the maximum capacity from 74 to 78 seats.

    So, the 212A was marketed as the -500. The only probable exterior visual difference between the -500 and the -600 is the engines which are the PW127M.
    Awesome, that helps heaps! thanks very much for the info!

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    The 600 also has slightly better cabin insulation

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