January 30, 2014
Irish Aer Arann renews confidence in ATR maintenance
Irish airline Aer Arann, operating regional air routes for Aer Lingus Regional, and the European regional aircraft manufacturer ATR have agreed to extend its existing Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) covering the airline’s fleet of eight ATR 72-600s and two ATR 72-500 aircraft for five more years. The original contract was signed in 2007 with the introduction of the first ATR 72-500. Since then ATR has enjoyed a long term strategic partnership with Aer Arann. The airline reiterated their confidence in 2012 by agreeing to introduce eight new generation ATR 72-600s, which deliveries started in June this year.