Turboprop manufacturer ATR said Feb. 25 it had received certification from EASA to extend the intervals between Type A maintenance checks for all its aircraft from 500 to 750 hours. ATR said the 50% increase in intervals will allow its customers “an increased aircraft availability of one additional day every 1,500 flight hours.” Type A checks are general maintenance checks carried out overnight at an airport gate or in a hangar. “This certification reflects the robust ...

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