The European manufacturer of turboprop aircraft ATR and the national Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc announce the signature of a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) for the airline’s new fleet of ATR ‘-600’ aircraft. Signed for an initial period of four years, the contract covers the four ATR 72-600s already owned by the airline. Having received its first ATR 72-600 in August 2011, Royal Air Maroc was the first operator in the world to operate the aircraft. As set out in this GMA contract, ATR will manage all aspects of maintenance and repair for some equipment for the airline’s ATR ‘-600’ fleet. This equipment includes LRUs and propeller blades. By signing this contract, ATR guarantees Royal Air Maroc the permanent availability of these spare parts from its logistics center in Paris. The airline will also use ATR exclusively for all of its maintenance procedures, thus benefitting from the manufacturer’s expertise. This will have a positive impact on maintenance costs per flight hour.