April 14, 2015
ATR and AZUL sign new contract for global maintenance
ATR and the Brazilian airline AZUL signed a contract to renew the global maintenance of the carrier’s ATR fleet, made up of almost 60 aircraft, mostly ATR 72-600s and ATR 72-500s. This GMA (Global Maintenance Agreement) is for duration of five years, and includes the provision of a stock of spare parts at the company’s facilities, including mainly LRUs (Line Replacement Units). The agreement also included the management of the repairs of these parts and restocking them through a pool, and an availability and repair service for propeller blades and landing gear. Through this agreement, AZUL will also have access to the new warehouse that ATR is about to open in São Paulo, in partnership with Helibras. ATR and AZUL previously signed an initial contract for global maintenance in 2010. Approximately a third of the ATR fleet worldwide is currently covered by GMAs with the manufacturer.