Indonesian carrier Pelita Air Services has extended an ATR component maintenance agreement with Sabena Technics until 2023.

The pact began in 2013 and covers pool access, component repair and overhaul, and consignment stock provision for rotables, including propellers.

Equipment is being supplied and repaired from Sabena Technics' facilities in France and Singapore. The Paris-headquartered MRO provider says that Pelita Air's ATR turboprop fleet has grown from one to four aircraft during the period covered by the agreement.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the airline has three ATR 72-500s and one ATR 42-500, aged between eight and 14 years. Its fleet also includes a BAE Systems Avro RJ85, two de Havilland Canada Dash 7 turboprops and various helicopters.

Pelita Air president director Dani Adriananta states: "In this current competitive environment we value Sabena Technics' services as part of our key success factors."

Philippe Delisle, chief executive of Sabena Technics' Dinard facility, states that the carrier's expansion and "smooth operations" are "our utmost focus and motivation".