After the very surprising announcement and the release of an ATR 42 shortly afterwards (We reported), the South Americans at Carenado now surprise again with a model of the French aircraft manufacturer. With the Carenado ATR 72 it’s now time for the biggest plane of the family. More exactly, it will be a replica of an ATR 72-500. The aircraft is announced for both Prepar3D and FSX. Furthermore the add-on will be available soon. The announcement post can be found here on their Facebook page. It contains a total of six preview screenshots of both, the exterior model and the virtual cockpit.
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Also here the developers have obviously worked secretly quietly on the add-on, since today the very first announcement ever came to the project. And it already contains a lot of screenshots of the almost finished product. As often the Carenado ATR 72 will surely also be available for X-Plane 11 in a few weeks. Also for the Carenado ATR 42 we eagerly await the port for this Flight Simulator.
However, the ATR 72-500 has long since ceased to be a current aircraft. After the testing of the successor had already begun at the end of 2008, production has already been completely switched to the more modern ATR 72-600. If you prefer to fly this model, there is good news for you. Since mid 2018, Milviz are working on a conversion of this aircraft type for Prepar3D and FSX.