Brazil is bursting with color and diversity, and so is our latest Aviationtag edition. We’ve added a new turboprop to our fleet: the ATR 72-500 from Passaredo Linhas Aéreas. This bird has an exciting history. MSN 572 was first delivered in 1999 to Jet Airways, operating under registration VT-JCA. After four years, the aircraft was returned to its lessor and parked in Ireland with the registration EI-FAN. The plane found a new home in 2016 with Passaredo Linhas Aéreas in Brazil, christened the “Tucano” after a municipality in Bahia.
We discovered the stunning paint job in Saarbrücken, where the MSN 572 sat on standby. When it was finally scrapped, we jumped at the chance to use the most beautiful parts for our latest Aviationtag.
The ATR 72-500 is a regional turboprop airliner produced by the French-Italian consortium Avions de Transport Régional. It’s designed to serve short-haul freight and passenger services. As an extension of the ATR 42, it is a stretched version, boasting two powerful turboprop engines and a range of 1,300KM with a maximum speed of 511 KM/H. Depending on cabin fittings, the ATR 72 can accommodate roughly 75 passengers.
Every Aviationtag has a unique story to tell. Some may bear witness to the plane’s long history, with small scratches, flaky paint, and imperfections which only add to its charm. Please use our Aviationtag protection cover to keep your tag in tip-top condition.
Join us in celebrating Brazil’s colourful diversity and the redeeming power of upcycling!
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