Sabena technics and Liebherr-Aerospace signed a ten years Pay-by-the-Hour maintenance agreement covering the new air management system (NAMS) component repairs for all ATR42/72-600 aircraft fleets supported by the European MRO.

The new air management system developed and manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace, has entered into service at the end of 2020 on ATR’s 42/72 aircraft family. The regional aircraft program will benefit from this highly reliable system as it generates and enhances on-board comfort for passengers and crew while substantially reducing operations’ costs.

Through this ten-year agreement, Liebherr-Aerospace will be handling the comprehensive product support and services for Sabena technics’ operators through a back-to-back contract. The support services will be performed by Liebherr-Aerospace’s service stations in Toulouse (France), center of excellence for air management systems, and Liebherr-Aerospace’s service stations in Singapore and Saline, Michigan (USA).

We are pleased to work with Liebherr-Aerospace to support the fleet of our ATR42/72 operators. Liebherr provides a high level of performance and flexibility and understands what we expect in order to ensure the operational needs of our customers” commented Philippe Delisle, Chief Operating Officer, Sabena technics.

Our main objective is always to offer best-in-class support and services solutions to our customers. Through this agreement we will meet Sabena technics’ and its operators’ expectations in terms of performance and services, ensuring their satisfaction”, said Thierry Gourmanel, Head of Sales and Marketing from Customer Services, Liebherr-Aerospace.

Liebherr-Aerospace supplies the new air management system as well as the cabin pressure control system and anti-ice valves for the ATR program.