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Marco Island, FL, United States, 2014/11/03 - Embraer Commercial Aviation is gathering more than 50 airlines and leasing companies, as well as 40 suppliers and commercial partners, on Marco Island, in Florida, U.S., for the world edition of the Embraer Operators Conference (EOC) - Embraer.com. NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3
The event held under the theme of the tenth anniversary of regular operations of the E-Jets, commemorated in March of this year, takes place on November 3 and 4, preceding the 14th edition of the Maintenance Cost Workshop (MCW), promoted by the Services and Support area of Embraer Commercial Aviation, on November 5.
“To gather manufacturer, operators and suppliers is an effective way to exchange information and experiences with operations and maintenance, seeking to increase the operating efficiency of the airlines that operate these jets, which is a key driver of our innovation in customer support,” said Johann Bordais, Vice President Services and Support of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “And for this reason, we have invested in advanced maintenance diagnostic management tools, in order to make our aircraft even more dependable, which, in the end, boosts the operating profitability of our customers.”
At both the EOC and the MCW, Embraer will present its e-Solutions tools based on the platform of the FlyEmbraer site, which is a single connection point for Embraer customers to find a portfolio of digital services at any time, from any device. Designed to maximize flight duration and avoid unnecessary operating costs and delays, it serves as both corrective and preventive maintenance.
Embraer gives support to operators of jets and turboprops around the world, with technical knowledge and a vast services and component supply network. The results are a significant savings in repair and inventory costs, thus reducing the storage space for stocks, practically eliminating the need for funds for repair management, and, finally, ensuring performance levels.
In 2014, Embraer signed important contracts to support its customers’ fleets. SkyWest, for example, sealed a 12-year deal for management services of components, by which Embraer will provide support for the entire fleet of E175 jets. The agreement covers over 160 replacement parts. Embraer also signed a 10-year contract with the company to supply the AHEAD-PRO (Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis - PROgnosis) System. Tianjin Airlines, the first customer of the E190 jet in China and the biggest E-Jets operator in Asia, became the launch customer, in China, of the AHEAD-PRO System. It will be installed in Tianjin Airlines’ entire fleet of 50 E-Jets.
The MCW is an annual event that is organized to support operators in reducing maintenance costs by sharing experiences, addressing the best market practices, in order to meet the continuous demand for increasing operating efficiency.
The E-Jets hold more than a 50% share of the market, in terms of orders, and 60% of the deliveries in the segment of jets with 70 to 130 seats. The E-Jets are currently operating with 65 airlines in 45 countries.
About Embraer Commercial Aviation Services & Support
Embraer 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 (embraercommercialaviation.com) 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 and Support structure provides prompt responses to a full range of needs, including field and technical support, material and spare parts, flight and maintenance operations consulting, aircraft upgrades and modifications and comprehensive crew and personnel training. It also incorporates eSolutions, a platform of web-based tools on the FlyEmbraer website, which is a single connection point for Embraer customers to find a portfolio of digital services at any time, from any device. Designed to maximize flight duration and avoid unnecessary operating costs and delays, it serves as 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 spares 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 on fuel costs. In addition to the expertise that only a manufacturer can provide, the program includes a web-based tool for monitoring results.