Safran, Spring Airlines sign NacelleLife service agreement; Toki Air signs MRO deal with ATR

A320neo nacelle Spring

AAV BulletinSafran Nacelles has been selected by Spring Airlines for the support of the nacelles of their Airbus A320neo equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A engines over a period of three years. Spring Airlines will have access to Safran Nacelles’ shared pool of nacelles end-items. The Chinese airline will also benefit from OEM guaranteed Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) solutions at Safran Nacelles new repair station in Suzhou, China.

Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles’ Executive Vice President – Customer Support & Services, commented: “We are very proud to become Spring Airlines’ partner through this service agreement. Safran Nacelles is committed to supporting the continuously growing market segment in China, with efficient nacelles systems and flexible service solutions.”

These contracts are carried out as part of the NacelleLife support and services packages, which cover all Safran Nacelles’ after-sales activities and aims to provide a responsive, reliable, cost effective and high-quality service.

Toki Air signs MRO deal with ATR

ATR and Toki Air, a new Japanese airline, have signed a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) contract for the operation of its two leased ATR 72-600 due to start in 2023. Toki Air, the fourth ATR operator in Japan, aims to deploy its services to revitalise Niigata city by increasing connections within and between surrounding regions.

The Japanese airline will ensure reliability of its new operations by benefiting from a 10-year ATR GMA contract that covers onsite stock, Line Replaceable Unit Pool Exchange Service, Line Replaceable Unit Repair Service, propeller blades and landing gears.

Masaki Hasegawa, Representative Director of Toki Air, said: “Starting our operations with ATR aircraft covered by the ATR GMA means that we will be able to offer a responsible and reliable air connection to communities of Niigata and the surrounding regions. Selecting the ATR GMA ensures that we will benefit from the manufacturer’s expertise and we have the right infrastructure in place to optimise our operations. The availability and depth of support offered by the GMA makes it the best option available for ATR operators and the right choice for us.”

David Brigante, senior vice president Programmes and Customer Service of ATR, commented: “Toki Air is dedicated to revitalising some remote regions and supplying essential connectivity to help Japanese people living in remote areas link to larger hubs. Choosing ATR aircraft with a ten year GMA contract to support their ambition is a real vote of confidence for us. We are pleased to count Toki Air as one of our new operators and provide the right solution through our aircraft and services to support a common vision.”

For 20 years ATR has contributed through its GMA to reducing operators’ maintenance costs and boosting their operations with the highest standards of support. This ATR maintenance programme is a tailor-made pay-by-the-hour maintenance package, designed to better anticipate maintenance costs while enhancing dispatch reliability, thanks to customised and flexible solutions and pool access to spare parts.


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