Spanish regional airline Air Nostrum L.A.M. S.A. has selected StandardAero to provide support services for the Pratt & Whitney PW127M engines powering its fleet of ATR 72-600 regional turboprops. Under the exclusive five-year agreement, StandardAero will provide Air Nostrum with PW127M hot section inspections (HSIs) and additional services from its OEM-authorized PW100 Designated Overhaul Facilities (DOFs) in Gonesse, France and Summerside, PE, Canada.
Air Nostrum has also renewed its selection of StandardAero as the exclusive support provider for the Honeywell GTCP36-150RJ and RE220[RJ] auxiliary power units (APUs) equipping the airline’s fleet of CRJ200 and CRJ900/1000 regional jets. Under these contract renewals, StandardAero will continue providing Air Nostrum with a range of services for the GTCP36-150RJ and RE220[RJ] from its Maryville, TN location, which is a Honeywell-approved Authorized Service Center for the APUs.
“I would like to take this opportunity to express our satisfaction with continuing to work with StandardAero,” said Fermín Tirado, Managing Director of ANEM, the new engineering and maintenance subsidiary of Air Nostrum. “Against the backdrop of the current COVID-19 situation, which has significantly affected the aviation sector, it is very important to have a reliable and consistent partner delivering a competitive cost and maintaining our engines to run at peak efficiency, which contributes to reduced CO2 emissions.”
“We are proud to have been entrusted by Air Nostrum for the support of their PW127M, RE220 (RJ) and GTCP36-150RJ fleets,” commented Lewis Prebble, President of Airlines and Fleets for StandardAero. “We greatly value our long-standing relationship with Air Nostrum, and are pleased to be able to contribute to the airline’s success through the provision industry-leading turn-around times and delivered quality. We are dedicated to supporting Air Nostrum and its passengers, and look forward to continuing our close relationship for many years to come.”
Air Nostrum is one of the largest regional aviation companies in Europe and ranks amongst the 20 largest regional aviation companies in the world. Air Nostrum is Spain’s leading regional aviation company, operating for the Iberia Group under the Iberia Regional Air Nostrum brand. Air Nostrum conducted its first flight in December 1994, since when it has operated more than 2 million flights and carried around 90 million passengers.
StandardAero is a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the P&W PW100 family, with overhaul facility locations in Summerside, PE, Canada and Gonesse, France, supported by five service center locations across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop MRO experience, the company provides engine support options and recommendations that are tailored to operators’ specific needs. StandardAero’s service offering on the PW100 family also includes engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM) services, as a CAMP Systems Designated Analysis Center (DAC).