As final certification work and flight testing continues on Embraer’s new business jet, the Legacy, the company has announced the signing of two new additions to its growing worldwide service center network.
Jet Aviation’s Dusseldorf, Germany and London Biggin Hill, England facilities are the newest Legacy Authorized Service Centers to be added to Embraer’s roster of support facilities. With JAA certification on schedule for later this year, Embraer is continuing to add to its support network on the continent in anticipation of the first European deliveries. Jet Aviation is the leading global business aviation service company with over three decades of experience and provides maintenance, completions and engineering services, as well as fixed base operations, aircraft management, aircraft sales, and charter services. The company's worldwide network includes facilities in Europe, the Middle and Far East and North and South America. The addition of these two service center locations brings the total number of authorized Legacy Service Centers to eleven (11) worldwide, with additional locations to be anticipated soon.
The Legacy, designed for the corporate and government markets, is manufactured in two aircraft versions, the Executive and the Corporate Shuttle. The Executive has outfitting for 10-15 passengers and the Shuttle up to 19 passengers. The aircraft offers a full array of luxurious amenities, as well as state-of-the-art entertainment systems, including Airshow TV, DVD, telephone and fax capabilities.
Artur Coutinho, Embraer’s Executive Vice President of Customer Services, said, "This agreement continues our strategic partnership with Jet Aviation. Last year, the West Palm Beach facility was the first Jet Aviation location to become a Legacy service center. These additional locations, in Dusseldorf and in London Biggin Hill, are the first European Jet Aviation service centers to join our network. We plan to continue to enhance our worldwide maintenance network with additional Jet Aviation facilities as more Legacy aircraft hit the market.”
Thomas M. Hirschmann, Jet Aviation's chairman & CEO said, "We are currently sending key maintenance personnel to Brazil for training on the Legacy airframe and electrical systems, so that we will be ready.”
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Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is the world’s fourth largest commercial aircraft manufacturer and is headquartered in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, with offices and customer service bases in Australia, China, France, Singapore and the United States, and a total workforce of 10.9 thousand people. Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A.) is Brazil’s largest exporter since 1999; as of December 31st, 2001 its backlog for firm orders amounts to US$ 10.7 billion and US$ 12.6 billion in options. Embraer has 32 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft aimed for the world airline, corporate and defense markets.
Jet Aviation was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is the leading business aviation service company today. More than 3,500 employees in over 60 locations worldwide cater to customers in North & South America, Europe, the Middle and Far East. The company provides maintenance, completions and engineering services, fixed base operations, along with aircraft sales, charter, and management on a global basis.
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