São José dos Campos, February 28, 2011
– Embraer’s growing U.S. fleet of Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 executive jets now have a third option of Embraer fully owned maintenance center in addition to the other existing two – Mesa, AZ, and Fort Lauderdale, FL – in operation since 2008. The Company’s Bradley International Airport service center in Windsor Locks, CT, inaugurated in 2008, is expanding its activities.
The Connecticut service center had been operating as an Aircraft On Ground (AOG) services facility, since its opening, in 2008. It will now offer full scale maintenance services to the burgeoning Northeastern fleet of Embraer Executive Jets.
“By resuming full activity in the Windsor Locks service center, Embraer is responding to the increasing fleet in the region
,” says Edson Carlos
Mallaco, Embraer’s Vice President, Customer Support and Services, Executive Jets. “We are also reiterating our strong commitment to our customers and their demand for a nearby service center to support scheduled aircraft maintenance as well as any required aircraft rescue team operations
The MRO service center at Bradley International Airport is now ready to broaden the scope of its actions, offering the readiness level of equipment and tooling equal to that of the other Embraer owned service centers,. It will provide full-service aircraft care, including routine inspection, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and airframe, engine, avionics, and other systems repairs, 24/7 assistance, AOG mobile rescue teams, and an inventory of expendable and repairable parts.
“We decided to reposition to the service center a significant amount of spare parts as on-site stock to be able to respond quickly to parts needed in the Northeast
,” explains Jacques Blondeau, Director of Embraer MRO centers, Executive Jets. “The workforce will be expanded to include a full – mainly local – staff structure including aircraft and power plant technicians, avionics electrical technicians, dedicated aircraft inspectors, and the support of a network of specialists for additional services such as paint, interior or other optional modifications
.”About Bradley Service Center
The service center has 47,700 square feet (4,431 square meters), it is dedicated to full-service support for the Company’s Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 executive jets. This Embraer facility, like the other service centers, consists of a hangar, workshops and office space. It also shows the Company’s commitment to continue improving its service center network to provide the best customer support and maintain the level of customer satisfaction and services.
Note to Editors
Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On December 31, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 17,149 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 15.6 billion.
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