ATR’s customer support activities yield outstanding results in 2013
The turboprop aircraft maker concludes Global Maintenance Agreements with 15 airlines covering more than 160 ATR aircraft.
ATR Customer Support activities achieved outstanding results in 2013. The European regional aircraft manufacturer has signed this year 15 Global Maintenance Agreements (GMA) covering a total fleet of more than 160 additional aircraft. The cumulated value of all these contracts is over US$ 330 million. This escalating success is due to ATR’s determination to build its own unique support solution, which efficiency gains today strong confidence of ATR operators all over the world. It is the result of a working investment policy oriented to develop activities related to the maintenance on- and off-aircraft.
Among the GMAs signed this year, there are the Colombia-based carrier Avianca with 15 aircraft, the Indonesian national carrier Garuda with 25 aircraft and the important renewal and extension of the Brazilian Azul/Trip with a fleet of about 60 aircraft. These major deals, along with all the other GMA contracts of the year, highlight the ATR’s commitment to offer its operators more proximity and on-demand tailored services.
Nearly 300 aircraft in service are to date covered by ATR’s maintenance agreements representing over 30 per cent of total ATR fleet operating worldwide. Yet, the GMA offer hits the purple patch with ATR -600 aircraft deliveries commenced in 2011. The current number of the newest generation ATRs insured with the GMA contracts has reached 70 aircraft – 60% of total ATR-600s fleet in operation worldwide and ATR expects this number to rise steeply in the coming years.
The Global Maintenance Agreement is a unique innovative solution proposed by ATR to all its operators. This fully-customized and flexible solution for on-aircraft and off-aircraft maintenance constitutes ATR's contribution to facilitate the day-to-day operation of their aircraft allowing easy budget and costs control while reducing maintenance expenses.
Outsourcing maintenance, overhaul and repair to world’s leading providers of aircraft related technical services, ATR, as an aircraft manufacturer, has acquired a unique expertise offering its customers the most profitable solutions. This innovative pay-by-the-hour program makes maintenance cost planning a straightforward and manageable task. The GMA guarantees an ongoing availability of spare parts with a no-risk turn-around time, simplified logistics due to the unique interface offered by ATR, a GMA contract and of course unbeatable quality of services.
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. The unifying vision of the company’s 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 140 new routes every year, burn up less fuel and emit 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.