Embraer has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as a Part 147 Maintenance Training Organization (MTO). The approval covers the four E-Jets of the EMBRAER 170/190 family – EMBRAER 170, EMBRAER 175, EMBRAER 190, and EMBRAER 195, seating 70 to 122 passengers. The first customer to be trained by Embraer, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ regional subsidiary KLM Cityhopper, from The Netherlands, began the program last month.
“As an EASA Part 147 Maintenance Training Organization, we are able to bring added value to our customers, in terms of experience and know-how regarding the aircraft we designed from the very beginning,” said Simon Newitt, Embraer Director, Customer Training. “We are delighted that KLM is our first E-Jets customer to receive this approved training.”
Type training courses for the E-Jets are available at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, and can also be administered at customers’ locations, worldwide. The KLM Cityhopper training program is being held at the airline’s headquarters at Schiphol International Airport (AMS), in Amsterdam, and will be concluded in about a month.
“The opportunity to be trained directly by Embraer will enhance the learning experience. We will greatly benefit from the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM) depth of knowledge and understanding of the aircraft, its operation, and maintenance, brought to the classroom by the instructors,” said René Kalmann, Technical Services & Fleet Development Director of KLM Cityhopper. “Furthermore, the convenience of having the courses at our own facilities cuts costs and brings flexibility to the program, which can be tailored to better attend our needs.”
Embraer intends to add other aircraft type training courses to its portfolio under the EASA MTO certification program. For more information about all the courses being offered, call +55 (12) 3927-7541, or contact Embraer, at training[.]embraer.com.br.
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica 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. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com) had a workforce of 16,986 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion.
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