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Welcome to our First ATR!
interCaribbean is pleased to officially welcome the arrival of a new type of aircraft to our fleet, the ATR 42-500. Baptized Capt Hugo M. This 48 seat aircraft is named for a long service member of the flight operations team – Captain Hugo Mendez.
Featured on the forward of the aircraft can be seen the Caribbean Tourist Organisation (CTO) official Caribbean logo. This logo is displayed for the first time on an aircraft by any airline. As a member of the CTO, interCaribbean is proud to be the first airline to display this logo representing the Caribbean.
interCaribbean continues to build for the future expanding its fleet to offer more connectivity across the Caribbean, especially for long-distance flights. We do hope to welcome you aboard soon!
Best Seats on Board
For additional legroom choose the first 2 rows in the front of the aircraft. It’s the perfect spot for a family or group of 4 people seated one in front of each other on the right side of the aircraft, or for a couple on the left side.
The ATR 42-500 is one of a family of twin-turboprop passenger aircraft developed and manufactured by Avions de Transport Regional (ATR). ATR (Regional Transport Airplanes in English) is a Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer headquartered at Toulouse Blagnac International Airport in Blagnac, France.
According to ATR’s website, the ATR 72 is 39% more efficient in fuel burn over 300 nautical miles compared to a jet. Both turboprops and jets are powered by turbine engines, so they are essentially the same thing and thus, are considered equally safe. Because of the drag propellers cause, they actually allow the aircraft to stop much more quickly than a jet. This powerful plane requires a landing strip of 1165 m for take-off, but just 964 m for landing. This aircraft cargo is loaded in the front compartment. You board the aircraft from the rear.
ATR 42-500 series
Crew: Two pilots plus one flight attendant
Length: 74 ft 5 in / 22.67 m
Wingspan: 80 ft 7 in / 24.57 m
Height: 24 ft 11 in / 7.59 m
Empty weight: 24,802 lb / 11,250 kg
Loaded weight: 41,005 lb / 18,600 kg
Engines: Two x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127M turboprops
Cruise speed: 300 knots / 345 mph / 556 km/h
Range: Up to 824 miles / 1326 km
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft / 7620 m