Posted on: 30 January 2014 by Mark Howells
Aer Arann, which operates regional air routes as Aer Lingus Regional, and ATR have agreed to extend the carrier’s existing Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) covering a fleet of eight ATR 72-600s and two ATR 72-500s for five more years.
The original contract was signed in 2007 with the introduction of the first ATR 72-500. Since then ATR has enjoyed a long term strategic partnership with Aer Arann. The airline showed its confidence in 2012 by agreeing to introduce eight new generation ATR 72-600s, deliveries of which began in June 2013.
The GMA covers the complete maintenance of the ATR aircraft and includes services such as repair and overhaul of LRUs (line replaceable units), parts provision, propellers and airframe maintenance, and landing gear overhaul. Aer Arann will benefit from diverse pool supplies offering logistical and operational support to ensure the smooth running of its repairs.
“Aer Arann is delighted to extend the Global Maintenance Agreement with ATR. ATR continues to deliver a quality product that matches our goal and targets,” explained Seán Brogan, interim chief executive officer of Aer Arann. “We recently welcomed our sixth new ATR aircraft which has enabled Aer Arann to expand further its regional offering and to support the addition of new routes and frequencies on existing routes. We look forward to further growing this important relationship with ATR in the years to come, and welcoming our passengers aboard.”