Embraer and SkyWest Airlines announced, today, at the Regional Airline Association’s 39th Annual Convention, in St. Louis, Missouri, that they have reached a 12-year component management service agreement by which Embraer will provide support for the carrier’s entire fleet of E175 jets. The agreement includes more than 160 repairable part numbers, covering 21 ATA (Air Transport Association) chapters of the SkyWest Airlines E175 fleet. Embraer also signed a 10-year contract with the airline to provide the Ahead-Pro system.
“We are proud that one of our most valued, long-term customers has trusted Embraer as a service provider to support its new fleet of E175s. Embraer and SkyWest Airlines share a long history and partnership, since 1986, when SkyWest added the EMB 120 Brasilia to its fleet,” said John Linn, Vice President, Services and Support, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “This agreement further demonstrates the continuous commitment to our mutual success.”
Embraer currently provides support for more than 30 airlines, worldwide, with its technical expertise and its vast component service provider network. The results are significant savings in repair and inventory carrying costs and a reduction in required warehousing space, virtually eliminating the need for resources required for repair management, and ultimately, guaranteeing performance levels.
“Over the years we have experienced Embraer’s consistent expertise and support of their aircraft and components,” said Bill Dykes, SkyWest Airlines’ Vice President of Maintenance. “We are pleased to expand our strong relationship with Embraer through their component management services program.”
AHEAD-PRO is one of the many e-Solutions platforms of web-based tools on the FlyEmbraer website, which is a single connecting point for Embraer’s customers to find a digital portfolio of services at any time, for any device. The system was developed by Embraer to continuously monitor the status of the E-Jets aircraft in real time, maximizing aircraft flight time and minimizing unnecessary operating costs and delays through preventive and corrective maintenance.
As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 338 aircraft, SkyWest’s more than 10,500 aviation professionals operate more than 1,700 flights each day to 182 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah.
About Embraer Commercial Aviation Services & Support
Embraer (embraercommercialaviation.com) is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets that seat up to 130 passengers. Supporting a fleet of over two thousand aircraft, Embraer Commercial Aviation currently has 37 service centers worldwide, including 12 Embraer Authorized Service Centers (EASC) and 25 independent centers, certified by the respective local aviation authorities, servicing E-Jets, the ERJ 145 family, and the Brasilia and Bandeirante turboprops.
Our global Services & Support structure provides prompt responses to a full range of needs, including field and technical support, material and spare parts, consulting for flight and maintenance operations, aircraft upgrades and modifications and comprehensive crew and personnel training. It also incorporates e-Solutions, a platform of web-based tools on the FlyEmbraer website. FlyEmbraer is a single point that connects Embraer customers with a digital portfolio of services at any time, for any device. It is designed to maximize aircraft productivity and avoid unnecessary operating costs and delays through both corrective and preventive maintenance.
The Pool Program for replacement parts benefits customers through optimized inventory control that reduces the initial cost of investing in spare parts and infrastructure. More than half of the worldwide E-Jets fleet uses the program.
The Company recently introduced the Embraer Fuel Efficiency Program, a consulting service that furnishes an accurate diagnosis to assist with decision-making for single- or multi-fleet airlines that are looking to save fuel. In addition to the expertise that only a manufacturer can provide, the program includes a web-based tool for monitoring results.
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