Thursday November 27, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines and ATR inked a US$27mil global maintenance agreement on Thursday for spare parts and maintenance of the new ATR 72-500 fleet of the two MAS subsidiaries, MASwings and Firefly.
Under this seven-year agreement, ATR will handle the repair of equipment and line replaceable units, as well as the inventory of spare parts.
MAS senior general manager (engineering & maintenance) Mohd Roslan Ismail said the partnership with ATR would allow MAS quick and fast access, at an optimal cost, to every part of the maintenance process of the ATR aircraft in its fleet.
“This makes a lot of economic sense to us as the long-term support of ATR allows us to optimise the introduction of ATRs into Firefly and MASwings,” he said.
The agreement represents the extensive and flexible maintenance services package ATR offers to the operators in order to assist them during aircraft operations and reduce maintenance costs.
The main advantages of GMA are spares guaranteed availability, maintenance guaranteed prices and simplification through the ATR single channel.