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EASA approves extension of ATR Type C maintenance check intervals by 60 per cent

ATR has received approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to extend the intervals between Type C maintenance checks from 5,000 to 8,000 flight hours, for all of its aircraft series.

The regional aircraft manufacturer said the 60 per cent increase in intervals would provide ATR operators with “a significant reduction in aircraft maintenance costs and increased availability”.

“All airlines want their aircraft flying as much as possible, and as their partner all along the way, we are continuously striving to enhance the value of our products,” said ATR’s senior vice president customer support and services David Brigante.

“By extending the intervals between these heavy maintenance checks, we offer our operators the potential to generate more revenues, as they will see their aircraft flying up to three more days a year when considering both A- and C-check improvements now in place.

“This also reflects the robust maintenance procedures we have in place, and our commitment to placing our customers’ needs at the heart of everything we do.”

ATR received certification from EASA to extend the intervals between Type A maintenance checks from 500 to 750 hours, for all of its aircraft series, in February 2019.

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