State-owned regional airline Alliance Air has extended its global maintenance agreement with aircraft manufacturer ATR for another five years, a statement said today.
Alliance Air, which was part of Air India before the full-service airline went private in January, currently connects 56 domestic destinations with 136 departures per day, with a fleet of 21 aircraft, comprising 20 ATR aircraft and one Dornier 228 .
This year marks 20 years of partnership since the airline signed its first “ATR hourly maintenance contract” in December 2002, the regional aircraft manufacturer said in the statement.
Through this package, the airline will continue to benefit from the repair, overhaul and pooling services of line replaceable units, along with the availability and maintenance of propellers and landing gear for its fleet of two ATR 42-600 and 18 ATR 72-600, the company said .
“Alliance Air provides critical air connections that create new opportunities. We have continuously improved our service quality since our first agreement in 2002 to meet the needs of Alliance Air and, more broadly, the challenges facing regional airlines today,” said David Brigante, senior vice president at ATR.
ATR aircraft with Alliance Air play a strategic role in enabling the airline to provide rapid access to essential services, said M. Vineet Sood, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Air.
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