ATR has always made optimal use of advanced technologies providing fuel-efficient aircraft to the airline industry. ATR aims at furthering its contribution to ensure a sustainable future for the aviation industry, and reconciling air transport growth while minimizing environmental impact.
Highly efficient and operating at lower speeds, ATR aircraft contribute to a small fraction of aircraft attributable emissions. They operate at low altitudes, have no effect on the ozone layer and upper atmosphere, and provide optimized capacity, to adapt frequencies to the regional airlines requirements. Materials, procedures and technologies used to produce ATR aircraft are constantly improved and monitored to minimize environmental impact across the entire life cycle.
The ATR 42-320 has the lowest seat-mile costs in its market segment.
On 300 Nm sector, the ATR 42-320 features less fuel consumption, lower engine maintenance costs and significantly lower airport charges, when compared to 50-seater jet. The aircraft is more efficient than regional jet aircraft on short-haul routes: it emits about 20% less CO2 per passenger-km than new-generation jets and up to three times less CO2 than older ones.
The ATR 42-320 offers a combination of high overall performance and comfort unmatched in its class, while keeping cost efficiency competitive. The ATR 42-320 secondary structure is extensively made of corrosion-resistant composite material. Generous operational weights adapted to new regulatory standards provide the ATR 42-320 with a maximum range of 840 Nm or an out and return trip of 370 Nm without refueling, both at full passenger payload. Short and narrow runways, hot and high airports, demanding airfields are the daily environment for ATR 42-320 worldwide.
Quality Control Systems
The Quality Assurance division of the Engineering Department monitors various functions to perform surveillance inspections for the operation and incoming parts inspections. This group also acts as liaison with the CAAN and is responsible for regulatory compliance.
A second group is responsible for the technical records and library. Additional staff in this group is responsible for the Reliability Program, designed to ensure the aircraft operating systems and associated components and parts are capable of supporting safe operating aircraft.
Engine / Spare Parts
Buddha Air’s fleet management plan is conducted inline with Pratt and Whitney Engine Management Program. Our aircrafts are equipped with ADAS from which we monitor the engine to enhance flight safety standards as well as reduce maintenance cost. Adequate spare parts are available to support the operating aircraft as per our published schedule.
We have a comprehensive tracking system to ensure all maintenance and inspection tasks which are scheduled and complied with. The maintenance program conforms to the manufacturer’s maintenance manual as well as to the civil aviation airworthy requirements of CAAN.
Although Buddha Air has had zero insurance claim till date, all passengers are backed by third party, passenger baggage legal liability insurance including body injury/ property damage claim of up to US$ 60 million. Our aircrafts are backed by Pratt & Whitney's complete fleet maintenance and manpower plan, which includes 100% quality maintenance.
The insurance of Buddha Air is handled by the leading insurance broker in the Lloyds market, Marsh Limited and has the leading insurance underwriter of the world, AIG. The risk analysis is done by AON-another leading broker.