São José dos Campos, March 2, 2011
– Embraer today announce the growing capability of Embraer authorized service provider – ExecuJet Australia Pty. Ltd. (www.ExecuJet.net
) – to provide enhanced maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Embraer’s Phenom 100 at its Melbourne and Sydney facilities.
ExecuJet’s certification by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to offer MRO, warranty and heavy maintenance services for Embraer’s Phenom 100 complements its existing services provided to Embraer Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 operators in the country.
“We are very pleased to provide Embraer Executive Jet operators in Australia with added service capabilities to meet their maintenance needs. This is an example of our commitment to providing the region with best-in-class support for all operator maintenance and service needs and the growing fleet of executive jets
,” said Andre Luis Vieira de Sousa, Director, Customer Support and Services – Embraer Executive Jets in Asia Pacific.
“ExecuJet is excited to have added Embraer products to our existing maintenance capability at our Melbourne and Sydney facilities, and we look forward to supporting the operators of the Legacy and Phenom aircraft in the region
,” said Darren McGoldrick, Managing Director ExecuJet Australasia.
Strengthening the Embraer Authorized Service Center (EASC) network’s capabilities in Asia Pacific enhances the Company’s global support for its executive jets. To date, there are over 40 Embraer Owned and Authorized Service Centers worldwide. This network is complemented by a 24-hour Customer Contact Center at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, to provide assistance to Embraer Executive Jet customers anywhere in the world, anytime of the day.The ExecuJet Aviation Group
The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a leading global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of services including pre-owned and new aircraft sales, aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions management and fixed base operations. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, ExecuJet has operations in six regions – Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, embracing a workforce of over 830 experienced staff.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group manages 150 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Its commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of eight regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates (AOC). ExecuJet has many authorised maintenance facilities throughout four regions, certified to work on most Business Jets. The ExecuJet Aviation Group operates seven world-class FBO facilities in Berlin, Zurich, Paris, Valencia, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Dubai.
The ExecuJet Aviation Group offers considerable experience in new and pre-owned aircraft sales worldwide and has a large inventory of business aircraft to suit all budgets with an international team of sales directors offering local knowledge and expertise.
About Embraer’s Customer Support and Services in Asia Pacific
Embraer has appointed Embraer Authorized Service Centers (EASC) in Australia, India and Singapore to offer comprehensive MRO services to its executive jet operators in the region.
In 2010, Embraer also established a full inventory of spare parts for its executive jets at its Regional Distribution Center in Singapore, for greater proximity to customers in Asia Pacific, and for offering them quicker turnaround times for replacement parts. At the same time, investments have also been made to effectively equip the EASCs in the region with a relevant parts inventory.
In Australia, Embraer has appointed ExecuJet as an authorized service provider, and has named its Melbourne and Sydney facilities as EASCs to provide MRO, warranty, and heavy maintenance services for all Embraer Phenom 100, Legacy 600, and Legacy 650 aircraft. The Company has recently appointed a Field Service Representative (FSR) based in Melbourne, to provide dedicated technical and maintenance support for all Embraer Executive Jets in the country. For more information on Embraer Executive Jets, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
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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