– Embraer’s European Executive Jets customers have two company-owned service centers in the United States certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA): one in Mesa, Ariz., and the other in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The two facilities were inaugurated last year – September 15 and October 27, respectively – and are able to perform non-routine maintenance services on the Phenom 100 and Legacy 600 jets registered in Europe.
“EASA’s Part 145 certification of two Embraer wholly owned-and-operated service centers enhances our capacity to better respond to our European customers, giving them more flexibility when flying in the United States,” says Scott Kalister, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean – Executive Jets.
In addition to supporting existing Legacy 600 and Phenom 100 customers based in Europe, Embraer stands ready to support Phenom 100 deliveries en route from Brazil to their new European bases. For more about Embraer Executive Jets customer support, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
About the Fort Lauderdale and Mesa Service Centers
Located at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int. Airport, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the 55,500-square-foot (5,160-square-meter) state-of-the-art facility provides full-service care for Embraer’s Phenom 100, Legacy 600 and, in the future, Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets.
The 45,000 square-foot (4,180-square-meter) facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, in Mesa, Ariz., is authorized to service the same aircraft.
The two company owned-and-operated executive jet service centers consist of a hangar, workshops and office space. They offer full aircraft service, including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, 24/7 technical assistance and parts, airframe, engine, avionics, and other system repairs, Aircraft On Ground (AOG) mobile rescue teams, and an inventory of expendable and repairable parts.
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: 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, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. 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 June 30, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 17,237 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.8 billion.
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