Embraer announced at the PAS19 that is has signed an agreement with Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras, South America, for a long-term Flight Hour Pool Programme agreement to provide repairable component support for the carrier’s brand new fleet of Embraer E195-E2 jets, the second generation of the E-jets family.
Azul, which placed a total order of 51 E195-E2, is the global launch customer for the new aircraft and will receive delivery later this year. The multiyear Flight Hour Pool Programme agreement includes material services; engineering and advanced component exchanges from Embraer spare parts facilities in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, and USA.
“We are very proud that Azul has placed further trust in Embraer to serve them and their new E195-E2 fleet, reinforcing our long-standing strategic partnership,” said Johann Bordais, president and CEO, Embraer Services and Support. “The Techcare Team is extremely excited to provide the unequalled service level our customers have come to expect from Embraer.”
“Signing up for this service of Embraer reiterates our philosophy of recognizing the value of Brazilian products. We are the only airline in the country to acquire aircraft manufactured in Brazil and, strengthening our partnership with Embraer, we will be the launchers of the new generation of the company’s E-Jets. This support which we agreed upon with them will guarantee an even more efficient operation, with greater aircraft competitiveness and availability, which will also impact the satisfaction of those who fly Azul,” said Alex Malfitani, VP of Finance, Azul.
Embraer’s Flight Hour Pool Programme, which currently supports more than 40 airlines worldwide, is designed to allow airlines to minimise their upfront investment on high-value repairable inventories and resources and to take advantage of Embraer’s technical expertise and its vast component repair service provider network. The results are significant savings on repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required warehousing space, and the virtual elimination of the need for resources required for repair management, while ultimately providing guaranteed performance levels.