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Aeritalia AIT-230

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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".
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1980/1980%20-%200385.html

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

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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
 

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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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