ATR, the regional aircraft manufacturer and Toki Air, a new Japanese airline, have signed a global maintenance agreement (GMA) for the operation of its two leased ATR 72-600 aircraft, due to start in 2023. Toki Air, the fourth ATR operator in Japan, aims to deploy its services to revitalise Niigata city by increasing connections within and between surrounding regions, linking communities and supporting growth in a responsible way.
The Japanese airline will ensure reliability of its new operations by benefiting from a ten year ATR GMA contract which covers onsite stock, line replaceable unit pool exchange service, line replaceable unit repair service, propeller blades and landing gears.
Masaki Hasegawa, Representative Director of Toki Air, said: “Starting our operations with ATR aircraft covered by the ATR GMA means that we will be able to offer a responsible and reliable air connection to communities of Niigata and the surrounding regions. Selecting the ATR GMA ensures that we will benefit from the manufacturer’s expertise and 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 us.”