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FLY91 Chooses ATR’s Pay-by-the-Hour Support Program

Indian regional airline FLY91 has signed a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) with ATR.  Under the comprehensive GMA agreement, ATR will provide repair, overhaul and pooling services of Line Replaceable Units, and propeller availability and repair services, and more.

FLY91 ATR 72-600 - Courtesy ATR

On Thursday (May 30, 2024), ATR announced that the Indian regional airline FLY91 has signed a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA).  Under the comprehensive agreement, ATR will provide repair, overhaul and pooling services of Line Replaceable Units, propeller availability and repair services, along with engineering and on-site support.  Initially, the custom pay-by-the-hour contract will cover two ATR 72-600s for a duration of five years.  During that timeframe, FLY91 plans to expand their ATR fleet to up to 30 aircraft.  Currently, 80 percent of the ATR 72-600 fleet covered by a pay-by-the-hour contract is covered by an ATR GMA.

In Thursday’s announcement, FLY91’s Managing Director and CEO, Manoj Chacko, said,

“As a regional carrier, we are dedicated to serving our customers with reliable, comfortable flights and seamless connectivity.  While the ATR 72-600 stands out as the smartest aircraft choice, offering unbeatable economics and cabin comfort, the ATR GMA will be instrumental in further boosting our operations.  ATR’s proven track record of delivering high-quality products and services, coupled with their competitive pricing, played a significant role in our decision-making process as they align perfectly with our ambitious plans for quality, reliability and fleet growth in a competitive market.”

Also commenting on the new GMA agreement with FLY91, ATR’s SVP – Customer Support and Services, Stefano Marazzani, said,

“With over 40 years of expertise, ATR is ideally placed to support FLY91’s ambitious development plans, sharing insightful data and best practices to ensure their fleet benefit from continuously high performance.  This means looking for optimisations wherever possible, anticipating and rationalising maintenance costs, striving for better spare parts availability and reliability, improving troubleshooting, advising on upgrades and providing on-site support with the aim to provide extra value.  The GMA business model is enabling all parties to go the extra mile together.”

ATR is the world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer and their ATR 42 and 72 aircraft are the best-selling aircraft in the under 90-seat market segment.  The company’s turboprop aircraft represent the optimal and most sustainable choice for regional deployment at the lowest operating costs, and offer the ability to serve isolated communities living near challenging airfields.  Thanks to the versatility and efficiency of ATR’s turboprop aircraft, they have been able to open an average of 130+ new routes annually, while delivering a 45 percent reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions versus regional jets.  ATR aircraft have been selected by around 200 companies in 100 countries worldwide.  The company is a joint venture between Airbus and Leonardo.


Source: ATR


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