ATR and the Austrian carrier InterSky have signed a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) for a period of 5 years. The agreement covers the supply of spare parts and maintenance services for the 2 brand new ATR 72-600s of the airline. The very first ATR -600 was delivered to the airline earlier this month, with the second one expected in March.
Under this contract, ATR will handle the complete management of the equipment, including the repair of line replaceable units (LRUs), the maintenance and availability of propellers, the advanced exchange pool of services, plus an inventory of spare parts on lease at InterSky's premises. With the signature of this agreement, InterSky will benefit from guaranteed availability of spares, reduced maintenance costs and simplified maintenance procedures, with ATR as a single channel.
ATR's Senior Vice President Product Support & Services Lilian Braylé said: “We are delighted to have signed this contract with InterSky, the first Austrian carrier to have introduced the ATR -600 aircraft in the country. We are proud to see that InterSky placed its confidence in our expertise as an aircraft manufacturer to handle logistic support facilities worldwide with a dedicated and efficient service, high quality, and fast, committed aircraft delivery”.
Today more than 200 ATR airplanes in-service are covered with the GMA worldwide.
Source: ATR Aircraft - an Alenia Aeronautical and EADS joint venture
Date: Feb 5, 2013