Geneva, Switzerland, May 13, 2012
– Embraer signed an agreement with Jet Aviation - Moscow Vnukovo to reinforce the level of service offered to Russian Legacy 600/650 customers by establishing line maintenance service able to respond 24/7 with certified mechanics, special tools and a readily available onsite spares depot.
Based at Vnukovo International Airport (VKO), Moscow's busiest hub for corporate aviation, Jet Aviation mechanics are now ready to provide support to Legacy 600/650 customers. A spares depot, with more than 400 part numbers, worth $US1.6 million, will be fully stocked by mid June.
“We are delighted to improve our Customer Support & Services in Russia with Jet Aviation - Moscow Vnukovo to further demonstrate our commitment to provide the best support for our Legacy 600/650 family customers in the region,” said Antonio Martini Neto, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support and Services, Europe, Middle East and Africa – Executive Jets. “Russia has a significant fleet of Embraer Executive Jets and is a very important destination for business jets.”
Through this partnership, the Embraer Executive Care (EEC) will also be available in the region as an option. EEC is a comprehensive airframe maintenance program which allows simple and predictable execution of maintenance on aircraft. It provides maintenance support for a given period with fixed hourly fees, transferring the risk of maintenance costs variation from the customer to Embraer.
“Our strengthened relationship with Embraer fortifies our ability to provide high quality maintenance to the important growing Legacy customer base in Russia,” said Ian Ludlow, General Director at Jet Aviation Moscow. “We have the only MRO support network in the region offering line maintenance and 24/7 AOG support to operators.”
Embraer has a global support network for its executive jets, with over 60 owned and authorized service centers worldwide. 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.
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About Jet Aviation Vnukovo
Approved as Embraer Authorized Service Center at Vnukovo International Airport (VKO) in 2009 for line support, Jet Aviation will hold an On Site Stock (OSS) available 24/7 providing the most critical spare parts required to clear an Aircraft on Ground (AOG) and to maintain the
Legacy 600 and Legacy 650.
Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo was established in late 2007. Jet Aviation is the first global business aviation maintenance company to serve the business aviation community in Russia and clients who regularly fly to and from Moscow. The company provides technical maintenance services, including line maintenance, defect rectification and 24/7 AOG support. Vnukovo airport is Moscow's busiest airport for corporate aviation and handles nearly 70% of all business aviation traffic in Russia. The airport is also one of the largest air
transportation hubs in Russia and, at just 28km away, it is the closest hub to Moscow city center.
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 March 31, 2012, Embraer had a workforce of 17,629 employees – not counting the employees of its partially owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled USD 14.7 billion.
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