Embraer and WDL Aviation, a German charter and ACMI airline, have signed an agreement on a Flight Hour Pool Program to support the airline’s recently leased fleet of four used E190s.

WDL, which is headquartered at Cologne Bonn Airport, became a new Embraer E-Jet family customer in 2019, leasing the aircraft to replace its current fleet. The airline will start flying the E190s from March 2019.

The Pool Agreement, which will be in effect for the duration of the lease, covers access to a large stock of components at Embraer’s distribution center in Paris, France, full repair coverage and a selected list of essential components, parts and services to support the start of aircraft operations.

With the Pool Program, WDL will have the flexibility to access the parts and support the fleet quickly.

“Support directly from the OEM is a huge advantage and we are looking forward to working with Embraer. This partnership fits naturally with the company’s growth strategy as it leverages increased competitiveness providing repairable solutions through reduced lead times and costs, guaranteeing our daily operations and customer satisfaction,” said Walter Böhnke, managing director of WDL Aviation.

The Pool Program is part of a suit of services that Embraer offers or has under development to support the fleet of Embraer aircraft through TechCare, the new Embraer platform that assembles the entire portfolio of products and solutions to deliver the best experience of services and support.

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