Flybe, one of Europe’s largest regional
airlines operating domestic and regional routes for Scandinavian
Airlines (SAS), has signed a 6-year Global Maintenance Agreement
with ATR for five ATR 72-600 aircraft.
Flybe’s first brand new ATR entered service last
month. The airline will incorporate four other new 70-seat ATR
72-600s into the SAS network between 2016 and 2017.
Under the contract, ATR will provide Flybe with
a full spectrum of services which covers a complete management of spare parts
inventory on lease at airline’s premises, propellers maintenance
and availability, repair and overhaul of LRUs (Line Replaceable
Units), including landing gear and fuel nozzles.
“The Global Maintenance
agreement will help Flybe ease maintenance costs and tasks, while
providing accurate timely service as well as the expertise and
knowledge direct from ATR. We are delighted to be extending our
partnership so early into the relationship, and it bodes well for
a positive future together,” said Luke Farajallah, Flybe Chief
To date, nearly
60% of the total ATR-600 aircraft fleet worldwide are covered the
Global Maintenance Agreement.
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