India’s Alliance Air has extended its support pact with ATR for another five years, with the deal covering a range of components.

The Global Maintenance Agreement (GMA) allows Alliance Air to participate in repair, overhaul and pooling of line replacement units, and ensure the availability of maintenance for propellers and landing gear, says ATR.

Alliance Air ATR 72-600

Source: ATR

An Alliance Air ATR 72-600

The package will cover 18 in-service ATR 72-600s and two ATR 42-600s that will be delivered.

“Our ATRs have been playing a strategic role in enabling us to offer our communities quick, comfortable and reliable access to essential services,” says Alliance chief executive Vineet Sood.

“Twenty years ago, we decided to optimise our operations and maintenance activities with the ATR GMA. 20 years later, we reaffirm our trust in the manufacturer’s expertise, looking forward to reaching the next significant milestone of 25 years of a win-win partnership.”

Alliance Air is wholly owned by the Indian government through AI Asset Holding. The carrier is a key element of the government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme.