Alliance Air extends maintenance agreement with aircraft manufacturer

Alliance Air extends maintenance agreement with aircraft manufacturer

This year marks 20 years of cooperation between the two sides.(Representative)


State-owned regional airline Alliance Air has extended its global maintenance agreement with aircraft maker ATR for another five years, a statement said today.

Alliance Air, part of Air India before the full-service airline went private this January, now connects 56 domestic destinations with 136 departures daily, operating a fleet of 21 aircraft include 20 ATR aircraft and one Dornier 228 aircraft.

This year marks 20 years of partnership since the airline signed its first “pay-by-hourly ATR maintenance contract” in December 2002, the regional plane maker said in the statement.

Through this package, the airline will continue to benefit from the repair, overhaul and consolidation services of replaceable in-line equipment, along with the availability and maintenance of propellers and landing gear for the fleet. The flight consisted of two ATR 42-600s and 18 ATR 72-600s, the company said.

“Alliance Air provides key routes that create new opportunities. We have continuously improved the quality of our service since our first agreement in 2002 to match the needs of Alliance Air and generally the challenges facing regional airlines today,” said David Brigante, senior vice president at ATR.

Alliance Air M CEO Vineet Sood said Alliance Air’s ATR planes have played a strategic role in enabling the airline to quickly access essential services.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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