ATR 42/72 entry into service with new Liebherr air management system on board

The new freighter aircraft ATR 72-600F ©ATR

The new integrated air management system developed and manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace entered into service with ASL Airlines Ireland – on behalf of FedEx – on December 15, 2020, during the first commercial flight of ATR’s 42/72 aircraft. The newly enhanced system improves on-board comfort for passengers and crew while at the same time substantially reducing operational costs.

Liebherr-Aerospace will also be responsible for product support of ATR’s fleet under the ATR Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA). The two companies signed a ten-year commitment and Liebherr-Aerospace will be the exclusive product support provider for the new air management system worldwide. The agreement will be carried out by Liebherr-Aerospace’s service stations in Toulouse (France), center of excellence for air management systems, Singapore and Saline, Michigan (USA).

Developments are well under way to provide ATR with cutting edge technology that includes predictive maintenance services. The goal is to reduce aircraft downtime, optimize spare parts’ inventory and increase reliability – all while reducing costs.

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