The ATR 72-500 is configured with 68 to 74 seats. The ATR 72-500, as the other ATR 72 versions, derivates from the ATR 42, with a fuselage stretched by 4.5m, an enlarged outer wing made of carbon fiber, and a high degree of commonality. The ATR 72-500 has the same power-plant, six-bladed propellers, the same interior design and soundproofing techniques of the ATR 42-500. The ATR 72-500 has a maximum take-off weight of 22,500 kg, a maximum payload of 7,000 kg and cruise speed of 275 knots (510 km/h). Maximum range at full passenger capacity is established at 824 nautical miles (1,526 km).
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