Posted on: 07 October 2014 by Ross McSweeny
InterSky and ATR have signed a three-year agreement for the airline to introduce the OEM’s new exchange, repair and overhaul service for leading edges of the wing and control surface ribs.
The new service becomes one of the range of services and solutions offered by ATR in its Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) offering. The leading edge exchange and repair service includes replacement of the de-icer boot along with structural repair options. Complete re-skinning of wing leading edge outer surfaces may be performed, when necessary. The comprehensive spares availability at ATR certified repair shops worldwide guarantees reliable uninterrupted operations without major capital investments.
“With the launch of this new leading edge exchange, repair and overhaul service with InterSky, ATR ensures continuity of airline's aircraft operations offering a guaranteed availability of parts and an ongoing tailor-made support,” explained Lilian Braylé, ATR senior vice-president, product support & services.
More than 300 aircraft in service are to date covered by ATR's maintenance agreements representing over 30% of total ATR fleet operating worldwide. The current number of the newest generation ATRs insured with the GMA contracts has reached 114 aircraft – 63% of the total ATR-600 fleet.