ATR has partnered Helibras to set up a new
warehouse in Brazil.
The stock of spare parts will be housed in
São Paulo on the premises of Helibras, a Brazilian Customer Center
of Airbus Helicopters.
In these new facilities, ATR will make a stock
of spare parts available including Line Replacement Units, in
direct support of its GMA (Global Maintenance Agreement) service
for its Brazilian customers.
The new center, which is part of
ATR's approach of always being as close as possible to its
operators, is the sixth of this type for ATR, which already has
other spare parts centers in Paris, Miami, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
and Auckland (New Zealand).
Flávio Pires, Support
and Services Vice-President from Helibras, said that they were
"very pleased to accommodate the ATR stock in our facilities in
São Paulo, and to contribute to the consolidation of ATR's
activities in Brazil. We are part of the same family, through our
common shareholder. It seems very fitting to provide our support
in terms of logistics and stock management so that ATR can develop
a support network in Brazil on a par with its commercial success
in the region."
The fleet of ATRs in operation in the Latin
America region has increased
since 2005 from 70 aircraft to almost 180, and will exceed 200
aircraft next year.
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