Japanese regional startup Toki Air has signed a Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) contract to operate two leased ATR 72-600s, due to begin in 2023.
Toki Air, the fourth ATR operator in Japan, aims to expand its services to revitalize the city of Niigata by increasing connections within and between surrounding regions, connecting communities and supporting responsible growth.
The Japanese airline said it will ensure the reliability of its new operations by taking advantage of ATR GMA’s ten-year contract, which covers on-site inventory, spare unit pool replacement services, linear unit, propeller blade and landing gear repair services.
Masaki Hasegawa of Toki Air said: “The start of our operation with ATR aircraft covered by the ATR GMA means that we will be able to offer a responsible and reliable air connection to the urban areas of Niigata and the surrounding regions. Choosing ATR GMA ensures that we benefit from the manufacturer’s expertise and have the right infrastructure to optimize our operations. The availability and depth of support that GMA offers makes it the best option for ATR operators and the right choice for us.”
David Brigante, ATR’s Senior Vice President of Programs and Customer Services, commented: “Toki Air is committed to revitalizing some remote regions and providing an important link to help Japanese people living in remote areas connect to larger hubs. The choice of an ATR aircraft with GMA’s ten-year contract to support their ambitions is a real vote of confidence for us.”
For 20 years, ATR through GMA has helped operators reduce maintenance costs and expand their operations with the highest standards of support. This ATR maintenance program is a customized hourly maintenance package designed to better predict maintenance costs while increasing shipment reliability through customized and flexible solutions and access to spare parts.
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