July 19, 2013
Atlantic Air Industries joins the ATR maintenance network
ATR, the European manufacturer of turboprop aircraft, and Atlantic Air Industries (AAI), a French company specializing in aircraft maintenance, have signed a collaboration agreement making AAI a new member of ATR’s network of partner maintenance centers. Adding AAI to ATR’s MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) network attests to the compliance of its maintenance station at Toulouse-Francazal airport, specializing in the heavy maintenance of ATR airframes, in line with the aircraft manufacturer’s quality standards. Presently, about 60 airlines operate some 320 ATR aircraft in Europe. The arrival of AAI in ATR’s maintenance network follows the recent introduction of Germany’s Rheinland Air Service (RAS) for the European market. The partnerships with AAI and RAS in Europe, plus the existing partnership with Fokker Services for the Asian market, reflect ATR’s ambition to grow and to offer a worldwide network of independent and highly qualified aircraft maintenance service providers for its operators. According to the terms of these agreements, ATR’s partners commit to offering maintenance solutions to operators through compliance with the fundamental customer service rules defined by ATR. ATR’s MRO network is an important part of the regional policy implemented by ATR’s Customer Support Department, which aims to offer high-quality, local solutions to ATR operators in terms of maintenance, logistics and training.