São José dos Campos, May 3, 2010
– Embraer’s ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet now has an authorized service center in the U.K. The support will be provided by Inflite (www.inflite.co.uk
), through a longstanding partnership that began with the Legacy 600, back in 2004, and was expanded last year to include the entry level Phenom 100 jet.“Our owned and authorized worldwide service center network is constantly growing and expanding to ensure we are always there to meet customer’s needs
,” said Antonio Martini Neto, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support and Services, Europe, the Middle East and Africa – Executive Jets. “The long partnership with Inflite and its high level of services is now extended to a third product from our portfolio, furtherenhancing customer options for maintenance, checks, and special needs
Inflite is finishing the construction of a new hangar dedicated to Embraer Executive Jets, bringing its capacity up to handling three Lineage 1000 heavy maintenance checks at the same time. As sales increase throughout the world, the Embraer’s support and services network is also expanding, in order to meet customer needs and to ensure the best experience in the industry.
“We are both proud and honored that Inflite has received this further endorsement from Embraer for the Lineage 1000 jet,
” said Steve Buckingham, Managing Director, Inflite Engineering Services. “Inflite is confident in its strategy for total support of the evolving fleet of Embraer Executive Jets products. Our ability to remain dynamic has helped us to firm up our long-term support and commitment to Embraer
The independently owned Inflite Group provides design, machining, fabrication, component repair, electrical loom manufacture, and surface treatment services to the aerospace and defense industries. The company was founded in 1983, and has grown steadily to reach an annual turnover in excess of £ 45 million. The Inflite Divisions are based in comprehensive, new, purpose-built manufacturing facilities at Stansted and Chelmsford, in Essex, and in Manchester, U.K. The total surface area occupied by the group exceeds 600,000 square feet (55,700 square meters), and is one of the largest privately owned facilities of its kind in the country. For more information, visit www.inflite.co.uk
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica 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. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On March 31, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 16,792 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 16.0 billion.
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