In Service Feedback – Abnormal Runway Contact Prevention

The ATR72 operated a commercial flight from Kannur to Hubli airport. During the first approach runway 26, the aircraft touched down on the runway and bounced consecutively four times. The crew initiated a “Go-Around”. During the second approach, the aircraft bounced consecutively three times, before coming to rest on the runway. The crew switched off the engines on the runway and requested assistance from the ground staff.

In Service Feedback – Runway Excursion Prevention

An operator encountered a lateral runway excursion. In this particular event the aircraft sustained minor landing gear damage but the contributing factors are in common with more serious incidents associated with adverse weather conditions (heavy precipitation, reduced visibility and a wet runway). This highlights the benefit of threat and error management training.

In Service Feedback – Lateral Runway Excursion

Lateral Runway Excursion: report and ATR recommendations

Fuel Quantity Indication System and Fuel Policy

By European regulation (CAT.OP.MPA.260), the captain is responsible to verify before each flight that the aircraft carries at least the planned amount of usable fuel to complete the flight safely, considering the expected operating conditions. This article provides guidance on the recommended fuel policy utilising the aircraft fuel quantity indication system and the fuel uplift calculation.

Pilot walk Around Video

We invite you to watch this video which provides best practices on the ATR pilot pre-flight external inspection.

Freight operations utilizing the passenger cabin

Updated in Dec 2021. In the current context, you may need to temporarily switch to cargo operations, using the cabin to transport freight. While this may require the formal authorization from your local authorities, you will find in this article useful advice for establishing these operations in a safe manner.

Operaciones de carga utilizando la cabina de pasajeros

Actualizado diciembre 2021. En el contexto actual, es posible que deba adaptar temporalmente su operación al transporte de carga usando la cabina de pasajeros. Si bien esto puede requerir la autorización de la Autoridad Nacional competente, encontrará en este artículo consejos útiles para establecer estas operaciones de una manera segura.

Hotel Mode Start events

An ATR operator has kindly shared a safety bulletin they have issued after they encountered 4 similar events during engine start procedure with Hotel mode.

Decision making during approach

The ATR fleet has encountered serious events of intentional continuous descent below the published glide path and without confirming the visual reference. This article provides a pilot’s perspective of the challenges our flight crews face on a daily basis and emphasizes the key safety barriers identified in our industry.

ATR PBN Solution

Watch ATR PBN solution video which was released in 2017: ATR keeps promoting PBN worldwide for better flight management, fuel saving and safety margins increase.


Watch ATR's speech during the Safety in African Aviation virtual event which took place in October 2020.


ATR recently updated the Maintenance Procedure to be performed following Abnormal Runway Contact at landing, including Hard Landing events. It is the opportunity to provide the highlights of these changes.

Active Monitoring

The importance of active monitoring is a recurrent key messages provided during ATR Flight Safety conferences. Presentations such as “Watch your speed in cruise”, “Watch your speed in approach” and “Prevention of loss of control” all emphasized this point.

Flight safety theme of the ATR Connection Week – Runway excursion prevention

We invite you to watch the following Flight Safety theme of the ATR Connection Week.

Flight Safety Connection TV #2 – Managing Every Approach Safely

"Managing every approach safely" is the theme of the second Flight Safety Connection TV broadcast: have a look at the video as well as the Q&As.

Flight Safety Connection TV #1 – Flight Crew Training

Find here the full film of Flight Safety Connection TV broadcast from the 14th of January 2021 as well as the Questions & Answers.

Prevent runway excursion in crosswind

18 reported runway excursions in crosswind landing between 2013 & 2017, ATR provides recommendations to avoid these events.

Cabin Safety

In the 2018 Flight Safety conference we provided an update on all aspects of cabin safety related to Stairs, Loading, Interphone / Public Address, Communication when wearing oxygen masks, Protecting Breathing Equipment (PBE), Lithium batteries and Cabin Crew Operating Manual Issue 4 (CCOM).

Product Policy

ATR continues to promote technological advancements that bring safety benefits to all operators.

Revised Degraded Performance and Severe Icing Procedure

LOC-I remains a threat to the industry. We provide recommendations specific to the ATR fleet to prevent such occurrences including updated FCOM/QRH procedures.

Prevention of Hot Brakes Tire Deflations Brakes Fires

Hot brakes and resulting fires has been a re-current issue. ATR provides recommendations to prevent these types of events.

Prevent Loss Of Control In Flight

LOC-I remains a threat to the industry. We provide recommendations specific to the ATR fleet to prevent such occurrences.

Prevent Dual Inputs

A growing threat in the industry is the risk of abrupt manuevres as a result of dual inputs on the control column. ATR provides recommendations to help flight crews prevent such events.

Fuel Management

This presentation focuses on the fuel management before, during and after the flight to mitigate the threat of low fuel quantity events.

FOA insight Wandering in the goldmine

The power of data ! While focusing on three topics ATPCS dynamic test, dual inputs and decelerated approaches, we highlight the power of data to analyse trends before more serious events ocurr.

Engine Fire Warning During Steep Slope Descent In Landing Configuration

We provide recommendations to avoid spurious engine fire warnings during descent. We extended the presentation to consider the benefits of standardised approaches.

Watch your speed in Cruise

LOC-I remains a threat to the industry. We provide recommendations specific to the ATR fleet to prevent such occurrences including updated FCOM/QRH procedures.

Watch your speed in Approach

A significant contributor to Abnormal Runway Contact events are associated with IAS above Vapp (Vref).


ATR promotes Flight Data Monitoring as a key part of your safety management system.

Feedback on Investigation Flight GE222

Investigation feedback is key to prevent re-occurrence. Controlled Flights into Terrain remain a threat to the industry hence we share this feedback from this investigation.

Lithium Batteries

On any given ATR passenger flight there maybe over a 100 lithium battery devices in the passenger cabin. ATR strongly recommends ATR customers continually update their lithium fire procedures for cabin crew members.

Performance Based Navigation

The utilisation of satellite based navigation offers operators significant safety benefits. ATR promotes the use of Performance Based Navigation in all our operations.

Powerplant In Service Improvements

In-service powerplant reliability is a key contributor to maintaining safety margins hence the summary provided in 2018.