StandardAero has been selected by Gran Canaria-based regional airline Binter to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F and PW127M engines which power the airline’s fleet of ATR 72 turboprop aircraft.
Under the multi-year agreement, StandardAero will provide Binter with PW127F/M MRO services from its OEM-authorized PW100 Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) in Gonesse, France. This exclusive multi-year contract extends a long-running relationship between the two companies, StandardAero having supported Binter from its DOF locations in France and Canada. The agreement also extends StandardAero’s position as an engine MRO provider of choice for operators in Spain.
Commenting on the agreement for Binter, Mr. Octavio Ojeda, General Manager of Atavis, a Binter System company dedicated to aviation logistics services, said: “Atavis supports as its main customer Binter Airlines, which operates one of the biggest fleet of ATRs in the world, with an inventory of nearly 80 engines. Our cooperation with StandardAero allows us to complete the servicing of our own engine workshop with all the necessary guarantees.”
“StandardAero is greatly appreciative of the confidence shown in us by Binter through this multi-year PW127M support agreement,” commented Lewis Prebble, President of Airlines and Fleets for StandardAero. “We are honored to have the opportunity to continue our long-standing relationship with Binter, and look forward to continuing to delight Binter and its passengers with reliable, high-quality services for many years to come.”
Established in 1989, Binter operates more than 170 daily inter-island flights connecting the Canary Islands, and has international routes to 16 destinations including Marrakech, Casablanca, Agadir, El Aaiún, Dakhla, Nuakchot, Dakar, Gambia, Sal, Lisboa and Madeira, with flights to France and Italy being added this summer. In addition, the airline has ten direct routes with other Spanish destinations outside the Canary Islands. Binter operates one of the youngest aircraft fleet in Europe, including one of the continent’s largest ATR fleets. For more information, visit bintercanarias.com.
StandardAero is a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the P&WC PW100 family, with overhaul facility locations in Dallas Fort-Worth, TX, USA, Summerside, PE, Canada and Gonesse, France, supported by six service center locations across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. With more than 55 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).