September 16, 2013
ATR and LIAT sign Global Maintenance Agreement
The European manufacturer of turboprop aircraft ATR and the Caribbean carrier LIAT have announced the signature of a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) for the airline’s new fleet of ATR -600 aircraft. Signed for an initial period of 10 years, the contract will cover the four ATR 42-600s and four ATR 72-600s that will be operated by the airline in the near future. LIAT has already started introducing its new ATR -600s into its fleet. As set out in this GMA, ATR will manage all aspects of maintenance and repair for some equipment for the airline’s ATR ‘-600′ fleet. This equipment includes LRUs (Line Replaceable Units), propeller blades and landing gears. By entering into the agreement, ATR guarantees LIAT the permanent availability of these spare parts from its logistics center in Miami. The airline will also benefit from ATR’s expertise for all of its maintenance procedures. Close to 300 ATRs currently in operation are covered by GMAs with ATR. This represents nearly a third of ATR’s total operational fleet.