– In order to offer business aviation customers a dedicated maintenance environment in Brazil, Embraer is implementing a new service center in the city of São José dos Campos, 90 km from São Paulo. Located at the Company’s headquarters, the facilities will cover 19,380 square feet (1,800 square meters) and will offer Embraer executive jet owners agility, efficiency and convenience for their service needs. Operations are expected to begin by the end of 2009.
“Establishing these new facilities at our headquarters will provide greater convenience to our Phenom and Legacy customers in Latin America,” said Edson Carlos Mallaco, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support and Services – Executive Jets. “With this center dedicated to business aviation, we can offer distinctively different services to better meet the expectations of our customers.”
The new service center will be located next to the runway of the São José dos Campos Airport. It will have an area of 17,440 square feet (1,620 square meters) for aircraft and another 1,940 square feet (180 square meters) for administration. There, Embraer will offer scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for the Phenom and Legacy executive jet families, as well as remote assistance for aircraft that cannot go to the service center.
Based on studies done with customers, Embraer confirmed the importance of the location of the new facilities near the city of São Paulo. Furthermore, São José dos Campos Airport is open 24/7, is certified for instrument operations, and has no slot restrictions for flights.
Embraer currently has a service center at its Gavião Peixoto plant, Brazil, about 300 km from the city of São Paulo. It has been performing maintenance operations since 2005, and will continue serving not only business aviation customers, but also commercial and defense aircraft.
Embraer’s fleet of executive jets in Latin America has grown quickly in recent years. Currently, it has logged firm orders for more than 100 aircraft. Ten Legacy 600 jets operate in the region, and the first Phenom 100 jets were delivered last June.
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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