Hot Section: Embraer improves pool maintenance support program

 - October 1, 2009, 7:47 AM

Embraer has launched an Engine LRU (line replaceable unit) Pool Flight Hour program for Embraer E-Jet customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It gives them unlimited access to and repair of General Electric engine LRUs.

The objective of the Engine LRU option is to complement the Pool program by providing customers with all the materials they need to perform aircraft maintenance and repair, including equipment used for specific procedures thus avoiding additional investments and reducing initial cash layouts and maintenance costs.

The Pool Flight Hour program quickly provides replacement parts and minimizes the need for inventory investments through an agreement by which the customer pays a given amount based on the number of flight hours of the aircraft enrolled in the program. Embraer assumes responsibility for maintaining a parts inventory at its distribution and service centers, to provide parts to operators as soon as they are requested.