February 20, 2014
Latin American carrier Avianca and ATR sign a 10-year maintenance contract
Avianca has selected ATR to maintain and repair its new fleet of ATR 72-600 aircraft for a period of 10 years. As reported at the time, in late 2012 Avianca signed a purchase agreement with ATR for a fleet of 15 ATR 72-600 aircraft, with the option for 15 additional aircraft of the same type. The Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) covers the supply of spare parts, as well as repair and maintenance services for the new fleet of ATR aircraft currently being incorporated into the airline. ATR will handle the complete management of LRUs (Line Replaceable Units), the maintenance and availability of aircraft pieces, the advanced exchange pool of services, plus an inventory of spare parts at ATR’s logistics center in Miami.