« Fast Track »: Worldwide management of ATR spare parts entrusted to DHL
Toulouse, 19 June 2013
European manufacturer of turboprop aircraft ATR has signed a new contract with DHL for the worldwide management of its stocks of spare parts. In accordance with the agreement, baptized “Fast Track”, DHL offers a complete business solution for the logistics requirements of ATR, ensuring the worldwide distribution of spare parts via five logistics platforms operating on four continents. The contract also includes management by DHL of customs clearance formalities for ATR parts and equipment.
ATR chose DHL for the excellence of their offer and their experience in addition to their service logistics presence in more than 140 countries. The very global presence of DHL allows ATR to further reduce parts delivery times for their operators. “Fast Track" also allows ATR to support its development in emerging markets by offering their new operators a high-quality customer service based on the management and logistical reliability of DHL.
“Since 2005 the number of ATR operators has increased by more than 50% and we are now present in over 90 countries. We need to support this growth with a customer service that is perfectly adapted to the particular requirements of airlines. The signing of “Fast Track” contract with DHL is in line with this logic of service excellence”, declared Lilian Braylé, ATR Senior Vice-President Product Support and Services.
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2012.
Founded in 1981, ATR has become the world leader on the market for regional aircraft with 90 seats or less. Since its creation, ATR has sold over 1,300 aircraft. ATR planes are represented in the fleets of 180 operators in 90 countries and have totaled over 21 million flight hours. ATR is an equal partnership between two major European aeronautics players, Alenia Aermacchi (a Finmeccanica Group company) and EADS. Its head office is in Toulouse. ATR is ISO 14001 certified. This is the international reference standard in the field of environmental friendliness.