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ATR EXTENDS TYPE ‘A’ MAINTENANCE VISIT INTERVALS
Toulouse, 25 February 2019
– Market leading turboprop manufacturer ATR has received certification from EASA to extend the intervals between the Type A maintenance checks from 500 to 750 hours, for all of its aircraft series. This 50% increase in intervals will allow ATR customers a significant reduction in aircraft maintenance costs and an increased aircraft availability of one additional day every 1,500 flight hours, generating additional revenue opportunities.
Tom Anderson, ATR’s SVP Programs and Customer Services commented: “This certification reflects the robust maintenance policies and procedures that we have worked to put in place. ATR consistently strives to innovate and develop its products and offer enhanced support to our operators. Every airline wants their aircraft flying as much as possible and by extending the intervals between maintenance checks, ATR is ensuring that our aircraft will spend more time in the air and less on the ground, generating increased revenue potential. The next step is now to target an escalation of the C Checks to provide even more value.”
ATR’s global fleet represents over 1,200 aircraft. As part of its policy of placing the customer at the heart of its business, ATR is able to provide 24/7 support to its operators via its brand new Customer Care Center based in Blagnac.
ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. In 2018 the company had a turnover of US$1.8 billion. The unifying vision of the company’s 1,400 employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner. Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATR aircraft open more than 100 new routes every year, burn up to 40% less fuel and emit up to 40% less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATR aircraft have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world.
ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo. For more information, please visit http://www.atr-aircraft.com and www.atr-intolife.com.