Turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR has awarded DHL Supply Chain a three year contract for global inventory management and orders of aircraft spare parts extending a relationship that goes back to 2005.
ATR is a joint venture between Airbus Group and Leonardo and specialises in regional aircraft of up to 90 seats.
The deal covers inventory management, international distribution of spare parts, as well as operations related to maintenance that require a very high level of responsiveness. DHL Supply Chain also manages custom operations for spare parts and equipment, in collaboration with DHL Global Forwarding. DHL Supply Chain will also carry out kitting operations for ATR.
DHL used four logistics platforms for managing the distribution of spare parts: a warehouse located in Bonneuil, France; two regional hubs for the USA and APAC respectively located in Miami and Singapore; and a warehouse located in Auckland, New Zealand, for local clients.