Giorgio Moreni is responsible for directing and managing the business development activities of Alenia North America.
In this Podcast Giorgio talks about the latest member of the ATR family, of which 970 have been sold worldwide, the ATR 42 Surveyor MP is Alenia Aeronautica's response to the evolving needs of maritime surveillance.
Praised for its high reliability and low operational/maintenance costs, the ATR 42 MP is also notable for its ability to perform in tough environments and extreme weather conditions.
In addition, Giorgio discusses the versatile ATR-72 anti submarine warfare version of the ATR.
ATR 42 Maritime Patrol Surveyor
Based on the widely proven and optimized ATR family –to date, more than 670 ATR aircraft have been sold worldwide- the ATR 42 Surveyor MP is Alenia Aeronautica’s response to the evolving maritime surveillance needs.
The ATR 42 Surveyor builds on more than 10 million hours of in-service experience to provide high reliability, very low operational and maintenance costs and the capability to operate in tough environments, including unprepared strips, short and narrow fields, and extreme weather conditions.
The ATR 42 MP is fitted with the latest Advanced Tactical Observation System (ATOS), an open and modular integrated mission management system, to fulfill its primary roles of: Vessel Search, Identification and Surveillance, Maritime and Coastal Surveillance, Search and Rescue (SAR), Pollution Detection.
Moreover, thanks to an extremely flexible and modular design, the aircraft can be quickly and easily reconfigured to fulfill secondary roles such as: Troop/Paratroop transport, Medical evacuation, Passenger/VIP transport, Cargo transport.
The ATR-42 Surveyor is currently in service with Italian Customs Police and Italian Coast Guard.
• Power Plant:PW 127E engines (take-off power 2,160 shp)
• Propellers:568F 6-blade Hamilton
• Max. cruise speed:280 KTAS
• Patrolling Time:up to 11 hrs.
• Ferry range:2,020 Nm (ISA – LRC)
For more details, please visit: http://www.atraircraft.com/
ATR 72 Anti-Submarine Warfare
Developed by Alenia Aeronautica, the ATR 72 ASW is the most affordable solution to fulfill the Anti-Submarine role in modern naval warfare.
Proven in revenue service under a wide range of operating conditions, the ATR 72 is well adapted to ASW missions as a result of its design and size which provide a solid airframe, the necessary support systems, and the cabin volume to accommodate the special equipment required to search for, detect, identify, track, and on command, attack both submarines and surface targets.
The ATR 72 ASW integrates the tactical patrol and surveillance mission system of the ATR 42 Surveyor with additional anti-submarine warfare capabilities such as a search radar, an acoustic system with sonobuoy launcher, an electro-optic system, a Magnetic Anomaly Detector (MAD), a self protection system including Electronic Support Measures (ESM), Missile Warning System (MWS), chaff and flare dispensers and an armament system with four underfuselage pylons for depth charges, torpedoes and antiship missiles.
The ATR 72 ASW has been recently selected by the Turkish Government to be operated by the Turkish Navy.