Finnair has signed a 10-year Global Maintenance
Agreement (GMA) with ATR.
The pay-by-the-hour contract covers the repair,
overhaul and pooling services of Line Replaceable Units, along
with their door-to-door delivery and an on-site leased stock of
The customised support will help Nordic Regional Airlines (NoRRA), the company
which operates Finnairís regional ATR traffic, to better
anticipate maintenance costs while enhancing the dispatch
reliability of its fleet of 12 ATR 72-500.
Finnair will also benefit from blades maintenance and
availability, and maintenance recommendations based on ATRís
expertise to enhance aircraft reliability.
Juha Ojala, Vice President Technical Operations of
Finnair, said, ďOur ATR flights form a key part of our feeder
traffic to our Helsinki hub, and as a large share of our customers
are transfer customers, they have strong expectations in terms of
punctuality and reliability. This Global Maintenance Agreement is
one step further in our relationship with ATR and ensures we
benefit from the most suitable services, so that we can in turn
provide our customers with a reliable and punctual travel
Finnair took delivery of its first ATR aircraft,
MSN 006, in 1986.