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The ATX 72 (ICAO: AT72 / WAKE: MEDIUM) is a twin-engine turboprop short-haul regional airliner. Created in Second Life by EG Aircraft, the aircraft was based on the real-life ATR 72, built by the French-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR (Aerei da Trasporto Regionale or Avions de transport régional).

Background

The real-life ATR 72 was developed from the ATR 42 in order to increase the seating capacity (48 to 68) by stretching the fuselage by 4.5 metres (15 ft), increasing the wingspan, adding more powerful engines, and increasing fuel capacity by approximately 10 percent. The 72 was announced in 1986,[1] and made its maiden flight on 27 October 1988. One year later, on 27 October 1989, Finnair became the first airline to put the aircraft into service.[2] Since then, at least 750 ATR 72s have been delivered worldwide. Originally developed as the ATR 72, EG Aircraft re-branded their replica aircraft as the 'ATX 72' upon its release in a bid to differentiate their aircraft from the ATR brand.

Features

  • Pilot/co-pilot's heads-up display (HUD) attachment.
  • Working cockpit instruments and switches.
  • Animated components (instruments, flaps, elevators, ailerons, rudder, propellers, landing gear, and doors).
  • Interior lighting (cabin and seat belt signal lights).
  • Exterior lighting (navigation, landing, and strobe lights).
  • Functioning passenger screens.
  • Boarding card system.
  • Refuelling system (can be adapted to the flight plan).
  • Shergood Aviation GPS and transponder systems.
  • Rezable ground-support props (refuelling trucks).
  • Flight attendant with trolley and flight instructions.
  • Life jacket.

Images

References

  1. "Detailed Milestones." atraircraft.com. Retrieved: 17 November 2012.
  2. "ATR Profile." atraircraft.com. Retrieved: 17 November 2012.

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