São José dos Campos, February 1, 2010
– Embraer has named P.T. Ekspres Transportasi Antarabenua, known as Premiair, as its authorized sales representative (ASR) in Indonesia. The announcement took place, today, during a press conference for the Singapore Airshow, February 2-7. The Indonesian company will now be responsible for the promotion and sale of the entire portfolio of Embraer Executive Jets in that country.
According to José Eduardo Costas, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific – Executive Jets, “the appointment of Premiair as Embraer’s exclusive ASR in Indonesia not only enhances our existing relationship with them, but will extend our reach in the Indonesian market. The company can offer a turn-key operation to would-be buyers, making aircraft ownership very easy. We are pleased to have them represent the commercial interests of Embraer Executive Jets
Premiair is a leading VIP charter flight and aircraft management operator. It currently has the largest Embraer Executive Jets fleet in Asia Pacific, with four Legacy 600s, besides one EMB 120 Brasilia deployed for charter services.
Premiair’s Director, Mr. Ari Daryata Singgih, added: “We have been operating five Embraer aircraft for almost five years, with more to come, and we find the aircraft to be dependable and reliable. The care and customer support from Embraer has been good, and responses have been very quick. We expect to be a successful Embraer ASR, contributing to the expansion of this manufacturer’s state-of-the-art executive jet fleet in Indonesia
Embraer’s executive jets are ideal for Indonesia: they are most fuel efficient, have the lowest operating costs, and offers a full range of state-of-the-art products. They are also capable of landing and taking off from Indonesia’s major cities, as well as operating at most smaller and remote airports that may not have facilities for receiving larger aircraft. Other hallmarks of Embraer’s Executive Jets that passengers appreciate include the superior cabin comfort, styling, and finishing.About Premiair
Premiair is a leading VIP charter flight and aircraft management operator based in Indonesia, serving the domestic and international markets. As the youngest, but one of the best, fleets in Indonesia, Premiair’s elite aircraft are managed and operated by experienced personnel with world-class training. It is this professionalism, combined with exemplary levels of maintenance and an unstinting focus on safety, that inspires complete confidence from its customers.
The Indonesian company was first established, in 1989, to cater to the corporation’s travel needs. As the years went by and opportunity arose, it was transformed from a non-profit operator into a service provider and profitable company. In 2006, Premiair officially became a professional air charter business and opened to the public with an Aircraft Operator Certificate (AOC) license 135, supplement 121, to qualify as a nonscheduled airline.
At the end of 2009, Premiair successfully achieved the first International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) company registration in Indonesia. IS-BAO incorporates applicable provisions of ICAO’s (International Civil Aviation Organization) Annex 6. This certification has a global appeal and adds value to Premiair by bringing it under worldwide technical, operational, administrative, and safety standards.
Embraer in Asia Pacific
Embraer’s headquarters in Asia Pacific is celebrating ten years in Singapore. However, the Company’s aircraft have been operating in the region since 1978, with the Bandeirante.
In 2007, Embraer set up a world-class training center in Singapore, as well as a regional component distribution center. The Company also has field support representatives and inmarket offices located across the region, with investments totaling more than US$ 40 million.
Customers in Asia Pacific include Air North, Skippers Aviation, Network Aviation, Regional Pacific Airlines, Aerolink, and Virgin Blue (Embraer’s largest E-Jets operator in the region), from Australia; Air Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands; Southwest Air, from Papua New Guinea; Premiair, in Indonesia; Mandarin Airlines, in Taiwan; Paramount Airways, in India; JAL and Fuji Dream Airlines, in Japan; and the Royal Thai Navy and Royal Thai Army.
Note to Editors
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