Embraer signed an Authorized Service Center Agreement with Metrojet Ltd. in a ceremony held today in Hong Kong. It is expected that Metrojet will be fully equipped to provide line and base maintenance for Embraer's Legacy 600, Legacy 650 and Lineage 1000 customers by November 2011.
Hong Kong-based Metrojet is a leading business aviation service provider in Asia, and offers a full range of services, including aircraft maintenance, fleet management, and charter services, among others. The company is a Hong Kong CAD and CCAR 145 approved maintenance organization, and is certified by other authorities as well, including U.S. FAA, Macau CAA, Canada TCCA, Bermuda BDCA and Cayman CAA.
"We are very glad to cooperate with Metrojet, one of the best maintenance organizations in Asia. This cooperation not only indicates Embraer's strong business growth in the Greater China region, which includes mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as in the People's Republic of Mongolia, but also demonstrates the Company's commitment to continuously improve support and services for all its customers. We have full confidence that Metrojet will provide efficient and top-quality services for our customers in this market," said Siu Ying Yeung, Chief Operating Officer of Embraer China Aircraft Technical Services Co. Ltd., Embraer's wholly owned subsidiary in China.
"We are delighted to become Embraer's first authorized service center for private and business jets in the Greater China region. With more than 30 years of maintenance, repair and overhaul experiences in the Asia Pacific region, Metrojet will be able to extend our superior levels of operating standards and customer services to the Embraer fleet in the region. Metrojet is looking forward to welcoming Embraer business jets to the MRO facility in Hong Kong," said Bjorn Naf, CEO of Metrojet Ltd.
With the naming of the first authorized service center for executive aviation in Hong Kong, Embraer consolidates its presence in this booming, but increasingly competitive, executive aviation market in the Greater China region. The Company has a global network for its executive jets, with over 50 owned and authorized service centers. The network is complemented by a 24/7 Customer Service Center at the Company's headquarters, in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, which offers assistance to Embraer executive jet customers anywhere in the world.