BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has won a three-year extension to its existing MACRO rate-per-flying-hour spares support contract with Greek regional airline Sky Express.
Sky Express first enrolled on to the MACRO (Material and Components Repair and Overhaul) programme in June 2008 and this new extension will see the airline enjoy the benefits of this service until mid -2016.
The contract covers the airline’s fleet of BAE Systems-built 30-seat Jetstream 41 regional turboprop airliners and covers 189 separate aircraft parts. An additional consignment of on-site stock of critical parts has been placed with the airline to prevent AOG (Aircraft On Ground) situations arising.
Under this MACRO contract BAE Systems will be responsible for managing the spares inventory, logistics and repairs. This allows Sky Express to focus its attention on running its regional inter-island operations while BAE Systems provides a first-class support service.
Founded in 2005, Sky Express which is based in Crete, is an important regional carrier serving more than 20 destinations in Greece. In the last eight years the airline has operated 45,000 flights and carried more than 550,000 passengers. All flights are operated on a regular schedule throughout the year with the only variations being frequency in the different seasons.