Entering service in 1989, the ATR-72 family has proven to be a brilliant little group of aircraft. The -72 was a stretched design of the -42, seating a maximum of 78 passengers. The ATR has been used for both commercial, cargo and military operations, with notable operators being Azul, Air New Zealand and Firefly.
Capacity: 68-78 Passengers (with club 2 seating). A 70-passenger configuration is the most used.
Length: 27.17 m (89 ft 2 in)
Wingspan: 27.05 m (88 ft 9 in)
Width: 2.57 m (8 ft 5 in) (maximum cabin width)
The service ceiling is FL250, with a max cruise speed of 509 km/h; 316 mph (275 kn). The take-off run at MTOW is around 4300ft/1300m. I believe that the success of the Dash 8 shows the desire for more short range turboprops such as the ATR-72.
Credit: Jujug Spotting