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Aeritalia AIT-230

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An Italian project for passenger and cargo duties:

Aeritalia AIT 230

Aviation Magazine Num 768 (15-XII-79)

First Flight was expected about 1983 and it could be ready for deliveries by 1985.
Aeritalia wanted to partner with an US manufacturer to ensure its introduction in the American market. An stretched version (50-60 passenger) was also studied to be launched after the 30 passenger version.

Engine: turboprop PT6A-65
Lenght: 16.35 m
Span: 21.26 m
Empty weight: about 5500 Kg
Max weight: 9367 Kg
Cruise speed: 386 Km/h
 

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The Aeritalia AIT-230 (or maybe AIT230) was the Italian precursor of the ATR 42 (along with its erstwhile competitor, Aérospatiale's AS.35).

Flight describes the AIT-230 as "a high-wing aircraft with a four-abreast cabin layout" ... "powered by two P&W PT6A-65s".

Does anybody have any images of or other details on the AIT-230 project? Thanks in advance.
 

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Apophenia said:
I just found pometablava's 28 Nov 2006 post with an AIT-230 3-view and data (for some reason that didn't turn up in a site search).

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,872.15.html

More than an ancestor of ATR it looks like a civil version of the G-222.
 

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archipeppe said:
More than an ancestor of ATR it looks like a civil version of the G-222.

There's certainly a family resemblance but the AIT-230 was otherwise unrelated from the G.222. Compare the specs:

Length: AIT-230 16.35 m / G.222 22.7 m
Span: AIT-230 21.26 m / G.222 28.7 m
Empty: AIT-230 5500 kg / G.222 11940 kg
MTOW: AIT-230 9367 kg / G.222 31,800 kg
Cruise: AIT-230 386km/h / G.222 375km/h (max 540km/h)

Then there's engine power. The AIT-230 was to have twin PT6A-65s (1173 to 1249 shp), the G.222 had 3400 shp T64-P4Ds.
 

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Re: Aeritalia AIT-230 turboprop airliner project......

Dear Boys and Girls here is an article about an early version of the Aeritalia AIT-230 turboprop airliner "project" which later led to the Franco-Italian collaborative ATR-42 airliner......

The article comes from the March 1980 issue of Air International......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 

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Re: Aeritalia AIT-230-208 turboprop airliner project......

Dear Boys and Girls here is an article about another, later version of the Aeritalia AIT-230 turboprop airliner "project" which led to the Franco-Italian collaborative ATR-42 airliner......

The article comes from the November 1980 issue of Air International......

Terry (Caravellarella)
 

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Hi,


a little info about AIT-230-204 version.
 

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1979 AWST article
 

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