Naples Jet Center at Florida’s Naples Municipal Airport has received Brazil ANAC approval to provide airframe, engine, and avionics services for certain jets and turboprops registered in Brazil. “The ability to service Brazilian-registered aircraft is vital to our continued growth in southwest Florida,” said Matt Hagans, CEO and founder of Naples Jet Center and parent company Eagle Creek Aviation.
According to Hagans, the facility has partnered with Embraer Executive Jets and worked with ANAC since the Embraer Phenom 100’s introduction to the U.S. market in 2008. In fact, he said, “Our first Phenom 300 customer from Brazil has already arrived in Naples to complete the scheduled 72-month airframe inspection series and hot section engine inspections on the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E engines, all completed at Naples Jet Center.”
Besides being an Embraer Executive Jets-authorized maintenance facility, Naples Jet Center is also “known in the industry as…[a] Twin Commander expert,” Hagans noted, adding that the FBO/MRO already holds approvals for the aircraft makes from Mexico (DGAC), Colombia (UAEAC), and Venezuela (INAC). With ANAC’s nod, “Now are able to expand our offerings to much more of South America. In the near future, we will extend our support to include additional aircraft models, including Cessna Citations and Hawkers.”