ATR and new Japanese airline, Toki Air, have signed a Maintenance Agreement (GMA) contract for the operation of its two leased ATR 72-600 due to start in 2023.

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.

As the fourth ATR operator in Japan, Toki Air aims to use its services to revitalise Niigata city, by increasing connections within and between surrounding regions, linking communities and supporting growth in a responsible way.

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.”

David Brigante, SVP Programmes and Customer Service of ATR, commented: “Toki Air is dedicated to revitalising some remote regions and supplying essential connectivity to help Japanese people living in remote areas link to larger hubs. Choosing ATR aircraft with a ten year GMA contract to support their ambition is a real vote of confidence for us.”