Spanish regional airline Air Nostrum has selected StandardAero to provide support services for the Pratt & Whitney PW127M engines powering its fleet of ATR 72-600 regional turboprops.
The five-year agreement covers PW127M hot section inspections (HSIs) and additional services from StandardAero’s OEM-authorised PW100 Designated Overhaul Facilities (DOFs) in Gonesse, France and Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Air Nostrum has also renewed its selection of StandardAero as the exclusive support provider for the Honeywell GTCP36-150RJ and RE220[RJ] auxiliary power units on its fleet of CRJ200 and CRJ900/1000 regional jets.
Under these contract renewals, StandardAero will continue providing Air Nostrum with a range of services for the GTCP36-150RJ and RE220[RJ] from its Maryville, Tennessee, location, which is a Honeywell-approved Authorized Service Center for the APUs.
“Against the backdrop of the current Covid-19 situation, which has significantly affected the aviation sector, it is very important to have a reliable and consistent partner delivering a competitive cost and maintaining our engines to run at peak efficiency, which contributes to reduced CO2 emissions,” said Fermín Tirado, managing director of ANEM, the new engineering and maintenance subsidiary of Air Nostrum.
StandardAero’s president of airlines and fleets Lewis Prebble commented: “We greatly value our long-standing relationship with Air Nostrum, and are pleased to be able to contribute to the airline’s success through the provision industry-leading turn-around times and delivered quality.
“We are dedicated to supporting Air Nostrum and its passengers, and look forward to continuing our close relationship for many years to come.”