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Aviation News Finland: Norra's ATR fleet is now covered by the GMA programme

Finland: Norra's ATR fleet is now covered by the GMA programme

Romain Guillot
04 JUN 2020 | 278 words
Finland: Norra's ATR fleet is now covered by the GMA programme
Norra
Finnair has signed a 10-year Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) with ATR for Nordic Regional Airlines' fleet of 12 ATR 72-500. Formerly Flybe Nordic, the Finnish regional airline has been owned by Finnair (40%) and Danish Air Transport (60%) since 2015.

ATR specifies that this pay-by-the-hour contract covers the repair, overhaul and pooling services of LRUs, as well as their door-to-door delivery and an on-site leased stock of spare parts. Finnair will also benefit from blades maintenance and availability, and maintenance recommendations based on ATR's expertise to enhance aircraft reliability.

"Our ATR flights form a key part of our feeder traffic to our Helsinki hub, and as a large share of our customers are transfer customers, they have strong expectations in terms of punctuality and reliability. This Global Maintenance Agreement is one step further in our relationship with ATR and ensures we benefit from the most suitable services, so that we can in turn provide our customers with a reliable and punctual travel experience." said Juha Ojala, Vice President Technical Operations of Finnair.

"Finnair is new to our GMA programme but they have been part of the ATR family from the very beginning, as they took delivery of their first ATR aircraft, MSN 006, in 1986. During the challenging times we are currently living, the confidence from a valued customer is the best tribute they can offer to the quality and economics of our products and services. We are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise with Finnair, so that they can in turn keep on operating regional traffic in a responsible and efficient fashion" added Stefano Bortoli, Chief Executive Officer of ATR.

Romain Guillot
Chief editor
Cofounder of Journal de l'Aviation and Alertavia


 
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