StandardAero tapped by Air Senegal to support ATR 72-600 fleet

StandardAero tapped by Air Senegal to support ATR 72-600 fleet
Win comes following HLG's recent announcement of winning the aircraft MRO facility at Jeddah Airport. Photo: Shutterstock.
Published: 20 March 2019 - 7:01 a.m.
By: Aviation Business

Air Senegal has chosen MRO service provider StandardAero to oversee maintenance, repair and overhaul work for its new fleet of ATR 72-600 regional turboprop aircraft.

The MRO company will provide its services for Air Senegal's aircraft from its OEM-authorized Designated Overhaul Facilities (DOFs) in Gonesse, France and Summerside, PE, Canada.

Commenting on the agreement, Ibrahima Ly, technical director of Air Senegal, said: “This agreement with StandardAero, one of the leading engine MROs, confirms our commitment to ensuring the safety of our customers, while also optimizing our maintenance costs. We are very pleased to sign this deal, which demonstrates the focus of our CEO Philippe Bohn on promoting operational excellence and safety.”

Another component of the multi-year contract, StandardAero will provide the airline with a range of rental engines, mobile repair team (MRT), engineering and engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM) support services.

Peter Turner, president - Airlines & Fleets for StandardAero, added: “We are proud to have won the confidence of Air Senegal — a new ATR operator with brand new aircraft – to provide engine MRO, engineering and ECTM services for its ATR fleet.

“This new contract continues the expansion of our African customer base and maintains StandardAero’s regional turboprop MRO leadership in the Senegalese market. We look forward to meeting and exceeding the Air Senegal’s expectations for on-time support over the coming years.”

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