(2 Feb 2021)
SATENA, a Colombian government-owned airline based in
Bogotá, has signed a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) contract
with ATR covering: onsite stock, Standard Exchange, Line
Replaceable Unit repair and propeller blades.
This is the first time that SATENA, an existing ATR operator,
has chosen ATR’s GMA for their fleet support.
“Choosing the ATR GMA
means that we will benefit from the manufacturer’s expertise,
which brings many advantages,” said SATENA in a statement. “The COVID pandemic has highlighted
how essential regional aviation continues to be for passengers,
making reliability more important than ever. Our passengers need
to know that they can rely on us, so we need to know that we can
rely on our fleet. Selecting the ATR GMA ensures that 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
Owned and managed by the Colombian Air Force, SATENA provides
essential connectivity throughout the country, providing links to
communities and economies, supporting growth and development.
SATENA has three ATR 42-600 and four ATR 42-500
aircraft in its fleet.
David Brigante, SVP Programmes and Customer
Service of ATR, said, “SATENA helps Colombians living in remote areas link to
larger hubs, allowing them to access economic or educational
opportunities or connect with their friends and family. As a
manufacturer, ATR’s mission is the same: to create a tool that
supports communities by connecting them. This shared vision is why
we have always been proud to count SATENA as an operator and why
we are now especially pleased that they have chosen our GMA.”
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