InterSky entrusts to ATR maintenance and support of its aircraft
Toulouse, 04 February 2013
ATR and the Austrian carrier InterSky have signed a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) for a period of 5 years. The agreement covers the supply of spare parts and maintenance services for the 2 brand new ATR 72-600s of the airline. The very first ATR -600 was delivered to the airline earlier this month, with the second one expected in March.
Under this contract, ATR will handle the complete management of the equipment, including the repair of line replaceable units (LRUs), the maintenance and availability of propellers, the advanced exchange pool of services, plus an inventory of spare parts on lease at InterSky's premises. With the signature of this agreement, InterSky will benefit from guaranteed availability of spares, reduced maintenance costs and simplified maintenance procedures, with ATR as a single channel.
ATR's Senior Vice President Product Support & Services Lilian Braylé said: “We are delighted to have signed this contract with InterSky, the first Austrian carrier to have introduced the ATR -600 aircraft in the country. We are proud to see that InterSky placed its confidence in our expertise as an aircraft manufacturer to handle logistic support facilities worldwide with a dedicated and efficient service, high quality, and fast, committed aircraft delivery”.
Today more than 200 ATR airplanes in-service are covered with the GMA worldwide.
About the GMA:
The Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) represents the extensive and flexible maintenance services package ATR offers to the Operators in order to assist them during aircraft operations and reduce maintenance costs. As an aircraft manufacturer ATR has built a unique expertise offering the Customer the most cost efficient solutions to outsource their "on" and "off" aircraft maintenance requirements.
The regional airline InterSky, founded in 2002 by Renate Moser and Rolf Seewald, has been successful for the last 11 years. In February 2012, INTRO Group of the German entrepreneur Hans Rudolf Wöhrl became 51% shareholder of the company. For the time being, InterSky serves the regional sector connecting the Lake Constance area to German cities like Berlin, Dusseldorf and Hamburg, but also from Austria's Vienna and Graz to Zurich. In the summertime the destinations Elba (out of Friedrichshafen, Munich, Zürich, Bergamo and Geneva), Olbia, Split, Zadar and Pula are also part of the schedule. With the purchase of two new ATR 72-600s the fleet will grow up to 5 aircraft, additionally to the current 3 Dash 8-300s. New routes are especially focused on German and Austrian business travel needs. As InterSky has its own technical facilities, the reliability of the airline is enormous, reaching 99.8%. As a consequence of the two new aircraft the number of employees will significantly grow from the current 100.
Founded in 1981, ATR has become the world leader on the market for regional aircraft with 90 seats or less. Since its creation, ATR has sold more than 1,200 aircraft and has over 180 operators based in more than 90 countries. ATR planes have totalled over 21 million flight hours. ATR is an equal partnership between two major European aeronautics players, Alenia Aermacchi (a Finmeccanica Group company) and EADS. Its head office is in Toulouse. ATR is ISO 14001 certified. This is the international reference standard in the field for environmental friendliness.