São José dos Campos, August 10, 2011
– Embraer announced, today, the selection of four new authorized service centers in Brazil, in order to serve the growing fleet of the Company’s executive jets in Latin America, which has nearly 100 airplanes in operation. It is expected that AeroMecânica, in Curitiba, Algar Aviation, in Belo Horizonte, Globo Aviação, in Brasília, and Voar Aviação, in Goiânia, will be ready to serve customers by the fourth quarter of 2011.
“The selection of these four respected shops to complement our existing services network shows Embraer’s commitment to support the growing fleet of executive jets. Our objective is to always offer customers the best service and efficient solutions for keeping their jets ready to take off for their mission needs
,” stated André de Castilho Silva, Director, Customer Support and Services, Latin America – Embraer Executive Jets.
The four authorized service centers will provide scheduled and unscheduled maintenance services to operators of the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets based in these regions, or in transit through them. These shops will be a part of Embraer’s service network, joining the Company’s owned service center, in São José dos Campos, in the state of São Paulo, and Aerotecnica, which is an authorized center in Caracas, Venezuela.
“We are pleased to have AeroMecânica join the select group of Embraer authorized service centers to serve the operators of the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 executive jets
,” said Luiz Carlos Benetti, General Manager of AeroMecânica.
“Algar Aviation is the first operator of the Phenom 100 in Brazil. Being an Embraer authorized service center is recognition of our work and raises us to a new level, as a partner of one of the three largest aircraft manufacturers in the world
,” said Paulo R. S. Carvalho, General Director of Algar Aviation.
“This partnership with Embraer, which is a proud Brazilian company of international renown, crowns our efforts, dedication and diligence to our customers who, like Embraer, have trusted and continue to have confidence in our work
,” Marcelo Mansur, Executive Director of Voar Aviação.
Embraer has a global network for its executive jets, with over 50 owned and authorized service centers. The network is complemented by a 24/7 Customer Service Center at the Company’s headquarters, in São José dos Campos, Brazil, which offers assistance to Embraer executive jet customers anywhere in the world. The Latin America customer support team is formed by dedicated professionals who focus on logistics, parts, warranties, managing the authorized service center network, and field support.About the authorized centers
) is based in Curitiba, and is one of the pioneer aircraft maintenance shops in the southern region, with over 30 years of experience.
Algar Aviation (www.algaraviation.com.br
), has bases in Belo Horizonte and Uberlândia and is a company of the Algar Group. With over 30 years of experience in the business aviation market, it offers aircraft maintenance, charter, and purchase and sales services. State-of-theart technology, expert services, and a trained and capable staff are distinctive features of Algar’s maintenance services.
Globo Aviação (www.globoaviacao.com.br
) has been involved with the aeronautics market since 1977, and Voar Aviação (www.voaraviacao.com.br
) began operations in 1986. In 2008, the two companies merged to form one of the largest maintenance centers in the country.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 U.S. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2011, Embraer had a workforce of 17,194 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled USD 15.8 billion.
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