ATR has officially opened its new aeronautical
maintenance site at Toulouse-Francazal airport in France.
site amalgamates ATR’s Part 145 maintenance activities for all of
its customers worldwide, i.e. maintenance, servicing and repairs
plus related training activities. It will also be possible to
conduct Part 147 on-the-job training activities (maintenance,
servicing and repairs) for airline technicians.
teams based at the site will provide services to operators, either
in the form of major maintenance work in coordination with the
design offices, or via secondments to the customer.
ATR’s prototype activities will also be based at Francazal.
The two prototypes – ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600 – will be prepared
for testing and analysing new technologies.
“Technicians from around the world will come to train at Toulouse-Francazal
airport thanks to these Part 145 and 147 certifications. For ATR,
this new facility was vital for supporting our growth. We can
provide our customers with quality services, while at the same
time continuously improving the operational reliability of our
aircraft!” said Patrick de Castelbajac, ATR CEO. “We are extremely proud of this new foothold in the
Toulouse region, which is yet further proof of the success of our
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