SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – October 15, 2019 – StandardAero has recently signed an exclusive long-term contract with Silver Airways for Pratt & Whitney PW127M engine support. Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways is America’s leading independent regional airline. StandardAero will provide Silver Airways with comprehensive engine services in support of the airline’s fleet of brand new ATR -600 regional turboprops, including responsive overhaul-level support from StandardAero’s Summerside, PE, Canada location. In addition, Silver Airways will benefit from access to StandardAero’s North American network of service centers and mobile repair teams (MRTs).
StandardAero will also be supporting the airline with engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM) services, which provide proactive real-time engine maintenance recommendations, thereby maximizing the operational availability of Silver’s fleet.
Silver Airways is the U.S. launch customer for the ATR -600 series, and earlier this year the airline became the first U.S. carrier to take delivery of an ATR 42-600, marking the first time a fully independent U.S. regional flying airline has taken delivery of a new aircraft in many decades. Silver Airways plans to introduce up to 50 ATR -600 series aircraft, including an initial order for 20 ATR 42-600 aircraft leased from Nordic Aviation Capital. Silver has up-gauged certain deliveries to the larger 70-seat ATR 72-600. The new ATR -600 series fleet will allow Silver to expand service for travelers on existing routes in Florida and the Southeastern United States, the Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean.
Commenting on the agreement, Steve Rossum, Chief Executive Officer of Silver Airways, said: “We are most pleased to enter into a long-term cooperative engine maintenance partnership with StandardAero, a global world-class repair and overhaul provider that will ensure best-in-class operational performance.”
Roger Ross, President - Airlines & Fleets for StandardAero, added: “We are delighted that Silver Airways, the U.S. launch operator for the class-leading ATR -600 series, has entrusted StandardAero as its engine support provider for the next 15 years. Silver is renowned for service excellence. We are excited to be part of Silver’s success story, and look forward to meeting and exceeding the airline’s expectations for on-time support.”