Sat, Nov 29, 2008
Seven-Year Contract Valued At $27 Million
Malaysia Airlines and ATR announced
this week the signing of a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA),
valued at US $27 million, for spare parts and maintenance services
for the new ATR 72-500 fleet of the two Malaysia Airlines'
subsidiaries, MASwings and Firefly.
Under this seven-year GMA, ATR will handle the repair of
equipment and line replaceable units, as well as the inventory of
"The partnership with ATR will allow us quick and fast access,
at an optimal cost, to every part of the maintenance process of the
ATR aircraft in our fleet," said Mr. Mohd Roslan Ismail, Senior
General Manager (Engineering & Maintenance) of Malaysia
Airlines. "This makes a lot of economic sense to us as the
long-term support of ATR allows us to optimize the introduction of
ATRs into Firefly and MASwings."
"We are extremely pleased and proud of the decision of Malaysia
Airlines to select ATR for the maintenance of their aircraft
components", said Jean-Pierre Cousserans, ATR Senior Vice-President
Customer Services. "This is another significant step in the growing
partnership that is now established between Malaysia Airlines,
Firefly and MASwings, and ATR." He added: "We are very excited by
this project and we will soon extend this partnership to other
activities, dedicated to the support of the ATR aircraft in
The Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) offers an extensive and
flexible maintenance services package, including guaranteed spare
parts availability, maintenance guaranteed prices and
simplification through the ATR single channel.
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