Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of the Aer Lingus Regional network, has signed a Global Maintenance Agreement, (GMA) with aircraft manufacturer ATR. The agreement provides Emerald Airlines with access to ATR’s component spares pool; comprising industry-leading aircraft components and propellers.
The GMA also guarantees that the components used on Emerald Airlines aircraft will be maintained to the highest standards by the manufacturers.
Commenting on the announcement, Director of Engineering and Fleet at Emerald Airlines said: “We are very pleased to have signed a Global Maintenance Agreement with our partners at ATR. Entering into an agreement and forging a close working relationship with the aircraft manufacturer, will prove to be significantly advantageous in all aspects of our airline. We will no doubt benefit from the team’s vast experience and operational support as we continue to develop Emerald’s network. We look forward to working closely with the team at ATR.”
“An aircraft is only valuable when it is flying,” said David Brigante, Senior Vice-President Customer Support and Services at ATR. “For over 20 years, ATR has been reducing operators’ maintenance costs and increasing time in the air through maintenance and repair. This contributes to making regional air transport ever more reliable, accessible and sustainable. We will be supporting Emerald Airlines at every step of its expansion plan, offering our expertise to ensure it can make the most of its ATR fleet.”
The ATR 72-600 forms the backbone of Emerald Airlines' growing fleet. With improved fuel-efficiency and the lowest Greenhouse Gases of any aircraft in its class, the ATR 72 stands out as a responsible aircraft with fuel burn 40% below its nearest competitor.
Recruitment is ongoing at Emerald Airlines across multiple departments. Further information on vacancies can be viewed here.