– Embraer has completed a new revision of the Legacy 600 executive jet maintenance planning guide, expected to benefit operators with labor cost reductions of up to 18%. Since the guide was published, in 2001, the man- hour to flight-hour ratio has dropped by 50% to the current rate of 0.65, one of the best in the super mid-size category.
“Embraer is committed to ensuring that customers will fully benefit from the Legacy 600’s high availability and low operating costs,” said Maurício Aveiro, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support – Executive Jets. “We revised the maintenance planning guide based on extensive interaction with our customers, something we are firmly convinced is vital for achieving long-lasting customer satisfaction and loyalty.”
Seven workshops and an advisory board on customer support were held by the Company to determine new ways to further improve the Legacy 600 maintenance planning guide. One of the main results was extending the interval between certain maintenance tasks.
This revision also gives customers greater flexibility in the aircraft’s maintenance. Furthermore, through the structured maintenance program, customized plans for specific operational profiles are possible, facilitating and simplifying maintenance planning.
The Legacy 600 maintenance planning guide was developed to meet specific business aviation needs and is based upon the Maintenance Steering Group (MSG-3) methodology. Focused on preserving and restoring the aircraft’s inherent safety and reliability levels, this methodology promotes the building of a knowledge base for design and maintenance improvements. The Legacy 600 maintenance planning guide revision benefited from the experience accrued by its ERJ 145 family platform with over 11 million flight hours to date.
For the Phenom 100, Phenom 300, and Lineage 1000 executive jets, the maintenance planning guides are also being developed based on the same methodology.
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