Embraer has delivered a Phenom 100 executive jet to Titan Aviation, a global aviation specialty service provider headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, during a ceremony held at the Company's headquarters in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. This is the first Phenom 100 that Titan Aviation will manage and operate on behalf of an undisclosed customer based in India, widening Titan's operations in that country.
This delivery increases Titan's portfolio of Embraer managed and/or operated Executive Jets to a total of four aircraft, which includes three Legacy 600s. Two additional Phenom 100s are expected to join Titan's fleet next year.
"Titan Aviation has become a great friend and business partner of Embraer Executive Jets, and we are confident that the management and operation of this aircraft is in very good hands," said Jose Costas, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific - Executive Jets. "We look forward to continue strengthening our relationship with Titan Aviation and having more such mutually beneficial partnerships both in India and elsewhere around the world."
"Titan Aviation worked very closely with Embraer in concluding the sale and delivery of this Phenom 100 on behalf of its customer, and we find Embraer to be very supportive in satisfying the requirements of our customer. It's a pleasure to deal with Embraer Executive Jets," said Mr. Sajad Mohamed, CEO of Titan Aviation.
Titan Aviation recently organized the first ever "Business Aircraft Static Display Show", in Cochin, April 30 and May 1, 2011, in which Embraer participated with its Phenom 100 jet, resulting in one potential customer of Titan Aviation signing up to buy a Phenom 100. "We look forward to working closely with Embraer to conclude the sale of this Phenom 100, as well, and to taking our relationship to new heights," Mr. Sajad Mohamed added.
Over 30 orders for Phenom 100 have been placed by customers in India, so far. The first was delivered in November 2010, and four more since then. This brings the current fleet of Embraer Executive Jets based in India to fifteen, since the delivery of the first Legacy aircraft in 2005. These include a Lineage 1000, which was granted type certification by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India, in April 2011, nine Legacy 600s with the Indian Air Force, Border Security Forces and private corporations, as well as five Phenom 100s.
Embraer has also appointed Indamer Pvt. Ltd., in Mumbai, and Airworks in Delhi, as Embraer Authorized Service Centers (EASC) to provide operators in India with maintenance, repair and overhaul services. These appointments are further supported by the presence of a dedicated Embraer Field Service Representative based in Mumbai, as well as a 24-hour Customer Contact Center located at the Company's headquarters in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, to provide assistance to Embraer's Executive Jets customers anywhere in the world, at any time of the day.
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