India’s national carrier Alliance Air has extended its global maintenance agreement with regional aircraft manufacturer ATR for another five years.
This year marks 20 years of partnership since the airline signed its first ATR pay-by-hour maintenance contract in December 2002.
ATR will continue to ensure the repair, overhaul and pooling services of line replaceable units, along with the availability and maintenance of propellers and landing gears for the airline’s fleet of two ATR 42-600s and 18 ATR 72-600s.
“Our ATRs have been playing a strategic role in enabling us to offer our communities quick, comfortable and reliable access to essential services,” said Alliance Air’s chief executive officer M. Vineet Sood.
“Our ATRs have been playing a strategic role in enabling us to offer our communities quick, comfortable and reliable access to essential services. 20 years ago, we decided to optimise our operations and maintenance activities with the ATR GMA. 20 years later, we reaffirm our trust in the manufacturer’s expertise, looking forward to reaching the next significant milestone of 25 years of a win-win partnership.”
ATR’s SVP customer support and services David Brigante commented: “When two companies work together for twenty years, it is not a transactional relationship, but a true partnership. As India’s national airline, Alliance Air provides crucial air links that create new opportunities for millions of people. Our job is to ensure that they can fulfil their mission every day.
“That’s why we have been continuously improving the quality of our services ever since our first agreement in 2002 to match Alliance Air’s needs and, more generally, the challenges of regional airlines today.”