Posted on: 27 February 2012 by Mark Howells
StandardAero has signed a long term agreement with NordStar Airlines’ parent company, Taimyr Airlines, to perform engine maintenance on NordStar’s fleet of new ATR 42-500s.
StandardAero will implement a TEAM (Total Engine Asset Management) programme in the maintenance of NordStar’s five new ATR 42s. Managed by one of StandardAero’s dedicated programme managers, the TEAM programme provides a full package of support services.
“We are very pleased with the enthusiasm that StandardAero has displayed in the initial phase of our agreement and look forward to our partnership,” reported Kirill Buryy, general director and Andrey Semenov, technical director, NordStar. “Their ability to offer favourable terms, coupled with value for the services provided was a key factor in our decision. A maintenance partner that can provide support services beyond its core business has real significance to an operator with a new aircraft type in a start-up phase."
“This announcement reflects our commitment to the expanding Russian regional airline market – specifically the successful ATR aircraft – as well as the growing market recognition of our business as a world-class, top tier provider of engine maintenance services,” declared Jeffrey Wood, senior vice-president, airlines & fleets, StandardAero. “Our TEAM programme offering is working exceptionally well and shows that Russian airlines value our service offerings and our flexibility in developing a customised programme.”
StandardAero’s European Service Center in Tilburg, The Netherlands, will provide in-region programme management and field support with maintenance events carried out in both the European Service Center and the company’s Winnipeg, Canada, facility.