Geneva, Switzerland, May 13, 2012
- Embraer has appointed Altenrhein Aviation Ltd as a new Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 Authorized Service Center. Located in North-Eastern Switzerland, it will support Embraer’s entry-level and light-jet starting in the 3rd quarter of 2012. Altenrhein Aviation will cover Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, providing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, avionics and electrics, sheet metal and structural repairs, plus interior and aircraft painting.
“The addition of Altenrhein Aviation strengthens our service network and offers one more option for Phenom maintenance,” said Antonio Martini, Embraer Vice President Customer Support & Services, Europe, Middle East & Africa – Executive Jets. “This demonstrates our commitment to always offer customers efficient solutions for keeping their jets ready to take off.”
In addition to being EASA Part-145 approved and CAMO-certified, Altenrhein Aviation holds several foreign airworthiness authorities approvals and can provide one-stop-shop services. It enjoys a reputation for fast, flexible and reliable aircraft maintenance.
“We are very proud to join the Embraer Phenom’s Authorized Service Center network,” said Andy Roth, CEO of Altenrhein Aviation. “The first of our engineers have just completed their factory training and are highly motivated to provide Swiss quality and many years’ experience in business aviation MRO to support Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 operators in the region. This new endorsement complements the product lines we already support, including midsize business jets, where Altenrhein Aviation is considered one of the leading MRO providers in Europe.”
Embraer’s executive jets global service network is comprised of more than 60 owned and authorized service centers worldwide. This network is complemented by the company’s 24/7 Customer Service Center at its headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
About Altenrhein Aviation Ltd
Originally known as “Dornier Flugzeugwerke", Altenrhein Aviation Ltd has been located at St.Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (Switzerland) since 1926. Today, the company supports a wide range of general aviation, business and regional aircraft. Altenrhein Aviation Ltd performs approximately 65,000 man hours/per year providing line, base and heavy aircraft maintenance in its well-equipped 4,400m² hangars. The company also provides Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) services on structures, composites, avionics, electrics, undercarriages and other components. It also offers aircraft painting. For further information: www.altenrhein-aviation.com
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Note to Editors
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