Embraer Names STAECO to Enhance Customer Services and Support in China

Embraer has named Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Co., Ltd. (“STAECO”) as Embraer’s Authorized Service Center for airline market in China in a ceremony held today at the facilities of STAECO in the city of Ji’nan, China. STAECO will provide line and heavy maintenance for E-Jets family in accordance with China Civil Aviation Regulation Part 145 standards.

“The cooperation with STAECO, one of the major MRO providers in China, is the result of Embraer’s continuous efforts to improve its customer services and support to the Chinese market. We do have the confidence that STAECO’s professionalism and expertise will offer our customers highly efficient services with top quality,” said Siu Ying Yeung, Chief Operating Officer, Embraer (China) Aircraft Technical Services Co., Ltd. (ECA).

“We are honored to join Embraer’s worldwide customer support and service network. Since its establishment, STAECO has been committing itself to apply the highest quality and safety standards in civil aircraft maintenance and engineering services. We will surely extend our professional service with top quality service to Embraer’s each valued customers,” said Huang Enfang, President of Taikoo (Shandong) Aircraft Engineering Co., Ltd.

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In light of the steady growth of its customer base and fleet in China, Embraer constantly strengthens its customer service and support capability. In July 2010, Embraer established the ECA, its wholly-owned subsidiary whose business scope covers spare parts sales and consulting services regarding technical issues and flight operations. In October 2010, Tianjin Airlines became Embraer’s Authorized Service Center for the ERJ 145 and the E190. Since Embraer’s office inauguration in China, in 2000, to date, its fleet grew to 121 commercial jets, including 75 E190 jets.

The Chinese regional aviation market will be responsible for 15% of the world deliveries of 61 to 120-seat jets in the next 20 years. Embraer forecasts a demand in China for 1,005 new jet deliveries up to 2031 in this category, comprising of 455 jets (61 to 90-seat) and 550 jets (91 to 120-seat).

Source: Embraer - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (NYSE: ERJ)
Date: Dec 24, 2012