Mon, 4 April 2016

Saudi Arabias Nesma Airlines Takes Delivery of Two ATR 72-600s

Nesma Airlines has taken delivery of its first two ATR 72-600s.

The aircraft, leased from Dubai Aerospace Entreprise, will operate in Saudi Arabia, where the airline is developing regional connectivity with the support of the national government.

Nesma Airlines has also signed an 8-year Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) with ATR. Under this GMA, ATR will provide Nesma Airlines with a comprehensive technical support for their ATR 72-600 aircraft.

The agreement includes a spare parts inventory on lease at airlines premises, access to ATRs spare part pools offering up-front exchange and timely availability, and the single channel management by ATR of the maintenance, repair and overhaul of propellers, engines, landing gears, and LRUs (Line Replaceable Units). The GMA includes also a direct delivery of these equipments at the customers premises through a tailored door-to-door service.

In addition to the availability and repair services, ATR will also handle airframe maintenance for C checks and calendar inspections of the aircraft.

Faisal Al Turki, Chief Executive Officer of Nesma Airlines, said, We are honored to receive our first regional aircraft and start developing short-haul connectivity in Saudi Arabia with these versatile and efficient aircraft. The ATR 72-600s have proven their robustness and suitability for all types of regional operations worldwide, and have also become a reference in terms of comfort and leading-edge technologies. 

 ATR 72-600

Passenger capacity: 68-78 seats
Engines: Pratt & Whitney 127M
Maximum power at take-off: 2,750 horsepower per engine
Maximum weight at take-off: 23,000 Kg (50,705 lb)
Maximum load: 7,500 Kg (16,534 lb)
Maximum range with full passenger load: 900 nautical miles (1,665 Km)

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