After two years of development, the new air management system developed and manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace, will enter into service next year on ATR’s 42/72 aircraft family. The system generates and enhances on-board comfort for passengers and crew while substantially reducing operation costs.
ATR and Liebherr-Aerospace have signed a Global Maintenance Agreement, with Liebherr-Aerospace handling the maintenance services for ATR operators through a back-to-back contract. The support services will be performed by Liebherr-Aerospace’s service stations in Toulouse (France), center of excellence for air management systems, and Liebherr-Aerospace’s service stations in Singapore and Saline, Michigan (USA).
Liebherr will also include predictive maintenance services, to enhance the support of the aircraft operators, by reducing operational interruptions (OI rate), optimizing the Line Replaceable Units spares inventory planning, and reinforcing the capabilities in fleet technical management with deeper understanding of the component behavior. The Original Equipment Manufacturer will develop an advanced algorithm to analyze data of the new air management system, taking advantage of its thorough product and system know-how.
“We feel comfortable to work with OEM Liebherr-Aerospace in order to support our GMA fleet, which today covers more than 350 aircraft,” said Laurent Caballe, ATR VP Products and Services. “Liebherr provides a high level of performance and flexibility and understands what we expect, in order to ensure the operational needs of our operators. We are also looking forward to offering the possibility of benefitting from Liebherr-Aerospace’s predictive maintenance service, to our GMA clients.”
“This agreement is a major milestone for us and we are grateful that ATR puts its trust in us,” said Thierry Gourmanel, head of sales and marketing from customer services, Liebherr-Aerospace. “Our main objective is always to offer best-in-class support and services solutions to our customers and to meet ATR’s and the operators’ expectations in terms of dispatch reliability, product support and services.”
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