Caribbean airline Bahamasair has become the latest airline to select ATR's Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) contract. The GMA covers the full Bahamasair fleet, which is composed of three ATR 42-600s and two ATR 72-600s. The contract covers Standard Exchanges, Line Replacement Unit (LRU) repairs and Propeller repairs. Bahamasair becomes the fourth airline in the Caribbean to choose the GMA and this reflects the quality and comprehensiveness of ATR's maintenance service in the region.
Bahamasair CEO, Tracy Cooper, declared: "Every airline needs its aircraft to be flying as much as possible so maintenance is naturally vital. ATR's GMA responds specifically to our needs and their expertise will reduce the amount of time our aircraft spend on the ground. Our ATRs provide essential domestic connections within the Bahamas and also allow a more flexible international schedule. Our passengers depend on a reliable service and ATR's GMA is a valuable tool to help us deliver this."
Tom Anderson, Senior Vice-President Programs and Customer Services of ATR said: "Bahamasair's decision to choose our GMA proves the quality of ATR's global services footprint that we are able to offer airlines. The value of our policy of offering solutions as close to our operators as possible is reflected by the comprehensive GMA coverage in the Caribbean. Nobody knows our aircraft better than we do and we will continue to strengthen our maintenance offer, ensuring our operators will always get the most value possible from our bespoke GMA."
Today ATR covers more than 300 in-service aircraft under GMA and more than 40 operators benefit from this service. The Latin American and Caribbean market is of particular significance for ATR, as over 170 ATR aircraft are operated by 30 operators in the region. With a warehouse in Sao Paulo, an ATR-labelled MRO partner – TAP M&E – in Brazil, and APS Brazil performing the maintenance of propellers, ATR is able to provide its operators with 24/7 assistance as close to their operations as possible.