AirBridgeCargo Airlines has joined the International Airlines Technical Pool, the global association of airlines, service providers and original equipment manufacturers.
“It is a great honour and achievement to join IATP, one of the industry’s oldest associations with a more than 50-year history,” said Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo. “With our vast experience in oversize cargo transportation, extensive route network and qualified team, and stocks of spare parts in several stations, we would be able to support our partners in any AOG situation, guaranteeing cost-effective and timely logistics solutions. Our global network and fleet of modern Boeing 747 freighters allow us to respond promptly to all technical challenges, including AOG-related cases, and offer a proven solution IATP members can count on.”
IATP’s membership currently consists of 114 airlines and 36 service providers and OEMs. The association was established to streamline maintenance pooling activities during AOG situations and provide much-needed support. All member airlines, maintenance and service providers have access to joint technical resources, covering aircraft spare parts, line maintenance, ground-handling equipment, aircraft recovery kits and technical training, among other things.
ABC was welcomed to the association during the 118th IATP Conference, held in Indonesia.
“AirBridgeCargo, as well as the other five new members who joined our global organization at the 118th Conference, will not only contribute to but will also benefit from the technical resources sharing,” said San Lucktong [right in photo], chairperson of IATP. “This will enable the expansion of support exchange among all IATP members, ensuring on-time dispatch reliability and operational safety at stations.”
The association also provides the opportunity to exchange ideas and communicate with industry peers and colleagues on hot topics and issues of vital importance, along with other benefits, according to IATP.