Posted on: 15 February 2012 by Mark Howells
ATR and Fokker Services Asia have signed an agreement covering airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services of ATR aircraft operating in southeast Asia at Fokker Services Asia’s brand new facilities in Singapore.
ATR aims to provide its operators with a worldwide choice of independent and highly-skilled airframe maintenance services providers. This ATR MRO Network is a step forward from the regional policy established by ATR customer services, with the objective of offering local efficient solutions to ATR operators on logistics, training and maintenance.
Based on this agreement, Fokker Services Asia will comply with ATR’s dedicated policy aimed at providing optimal solutions to the operator through the respect of fundamental customer care rules.
Beyond the selection of Fokker Services as MRO partner and recommended-provider of maintenance services in South East Asia, ATR will continue to expand its MRO network within the following months by entering into agreements with additional MRO partners around the world.
Commenting on the agreement, Lilian Braylé, senior vice-president of product support and services of ATR, declared, “Through the ATR MRO network, we are further expanding the range of solutions offered to ATR operators, relying on highly skilled MRO providers selected for their knowledge and experience on maintenance activities. In addition, our partnership with some key MRO providers will enable us to extend our Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) offer to airframe base maintenance.”
Peter Somers, president of Fokker Services, commented, “We are very proud to become member of the ATR MRO Network. It represents the next phase of an already longstanding relationship between Fokker Services Asia and ATR which started in 2001 when we got EASA approval for working on ATR aircraft. Our focus has always been the regional aircraft market and this fits in perfectly with that strategy. Having just opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Singapore, we are in a strong position to support existing and new operators of ATR aircraft with their maintenance needs.”