12-year Global Maintenance Agreement with PNG Air
The GMA contract will run over twelve years and covers a large scope of component overhaul and engineering services. They include repair and overhaul of Line Replaceable Units (LRU), maintenance of propellers, landing gear and leading edges. The support package also provides pooling services at ATR base Singapore and on-site stock access at airline’s home base in Port Moresby. The component supply and logistics will be realized via the ATR facilities in Singapore to and from Port Moresby.
“The new ATR 72-600s will form the backbone of PNG Air’s growth strategy and this long-term aircraft maintenance agreement will help ensure that we continue to meet customer's expectations of providing a reliable product, friendly service and reasonably priced options," said PNG Air Chief Executive Officer, Muralee Siva.
“We want to thank PNG Air for the trust they placed in us. As a committed partner, ATR will offer an optimal support to assist PNG Air in its successfully expanding business," says Tom Anderson, Senior Vice President Commercial and Customer Support of ATR. “It also illustrates that our unique global support solution as a leading aircraft manufacturer is now well recognized, and our material pool in Singapore is well positioned for the Asia Pacific market.”
ATR has significantly expanded the material pool in Singapore in recent years in order to be able to supply the growing number of customers in Asia in their region quickly and reliably.
About PNG Air:
PNG Air, formerly known as Airline PNG, is a domestic Papua New Guinean airline which operates scheduled domestic flights and cargo services, as well as contract corporate charter work. Its main base is Jacksons International Airport, Port Moresby.
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 2019 the company had a turnover of US$1.6 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 45% less fuel and emit up to 45% 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.