Aviation Traders Accountant
|The Aviation Traders Accountant at the September 1957 Farnborough SBAC Show|
|First flight||9 July 1957|
The Aviation Traders ATL-90 Accountant was a 1950s British twin-engined 28-passenger turboprop airliner built at Southend Airport England by Aviation Traders, a member of the airline and aircraft engineering group controlled by Freddie Laker.
The ATL-90 Accountant was a turboprop airliner designed as a replacement for the Douglas DC-3. It was powered by two Rolls-Royce Dart turboprops and first flew from Southend on the 9 July 1957. The only Accountant, initially flown using the identity G-41-1, but quickly registered G-ATEL, was displayed at the Farnborough Airshow in September 1957 but did not attract much commercial interest. The aircraft last flew on the 10 January 1958, development was abandoned and the aircraft was scrapped in February 1960.
Specifications (Accountant I)
- Crew: 2
- Length: 62 ft 1 in (18.93 m)
- Wingspan: 82 ft 6in (25.15 m)
- Height: 25 ft 3 in (7.70 m)
- Wing area: 632 ft² (58.71 m²)
- Empty weight: 16,961 lb (7,693 kg)
- Max. takeoff weight: 32,000 lb ()
- Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Dart turboprop, 1,730 hp (1,291 kW) each
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