Embraer Extends Service and Support Options

 - June 16, 2009, 11:51 AM

Embraer has signed a variety of agreements for regional jet support with customers across the world. A five-year flight-hour pool program with Dniproavia Airlines of the Ukraine, Athens Airways and Spain’s Andalus Lineas Aereas covers the support of 17 ERJ 145 twinjets (11, four and two, respectively), while a similar agreement with NIKI Luftfahrt of Austria provides for the present E-190, which will be joined by another four aircraft. Singapore-based subsidiary Embraer Asia Pacific (EAP) and Fuji Dream Airlines signed an agreement for a 10-year flight-hour pool program for replacement parts. The Japanese airline has two firm orders for the E-170 and one
for the E-175.

Here at the Paris Air Show, Embraer also launched its engine LRU (line replaceable unit) pool flight hour program option. The new option is offering E-Jet customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East unlimited access and repair of General Electric engine LRUs.

The objective of the engine LRU option is to complement its pool program by providing customers with all the materials necessary to perform aircraft maintenance and repair, avoiding additional investment and reducing initial cash expenditure and maintenance costs.