Embraer To Conduct EASA 147 Maintenance Training

 - November 18, 2009, 11:04 AM

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Embraer as a Part 147 maintenance training organization. The approval covers the four E-Jets of the Embraer 170/190 series (170, 175, 190 and 195). KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ regional subsidiary KLM Cityhopper, the first customer for Embraer’s training, began the program last month at its headquarters at Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam. The training is slated to be concluded year-end. “As an EASA Part 147 maintenance training organization we are able to bring added value to our customers in terms of experience and know-how regarding the aircraft we designed,” said Simon Newitt, Embraer director for customer training. According to the company, type-training courses for the E-Jets are available at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, and can also be administered at customers’ locations worldwide.