Embraer and SkyWest Airlines Sign Service Agreement for the E175

Embraer and SkyWest Airlines announced, today, at the Regional Airline Association’s 39th Annual Convention, in St. Louis, Missouri, that they have reached a 12-year component management service agreement by which Embraer will provide support for the carrier’s entire fleet of E175 jets. The agreement includes more than 160 repairable part numbers, covering 21 ATA (Air Transport Association) chapters of the SkyWest Airlines E175 fleet. Embraer also signed a 10-year contract with the airline to provide the Ahead-Pro system.

“We are proud that one of our most valued, long-term customers has trusted Embraer as a service provider to support its new fleet of E175s. Embraer and SkyWest Airlines share a long history and partnership, since 1986, when SkyWest added the EMB 120 Brasilia to its fleet,” said John Linn, Vice President, Services and Support, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “This agreement further demonstrates the continuous commitment to our mutual success.”

Embraer currently provides support for more than 30 airlines, worldwide, with its technical expertise and its vast component service provider network. The results are significant savings in repair and inventory carrying costs and a reduction in required warehousing space, virtually eliminating the need for resources required for repair management, and ultimately, guaranteeing performance levels.

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“Over the years we have experienced Embraer’s consistent expertise and support of their aircraft and components,” said Bill Dykes, SkyWest Airlines’ Vice President of Maintenance. “We are pleased to expand our strong relationship with Embraer through their component management services program.”

AHEAD-PRO is one of the many e-Solutions platforms of web-based tools on the FlyEmbraer website, which is a single connecting point for Embraer’s customers to find a digital portfolio of services at any time, for any device. The system was developed by Embraer to continuously monitor the status of the E-Jets aircraft in real time, maximizing aircraft flight time and minimizing unnecessary operating costs and delays through preventive and corrective maintenance.

Source: Embraer - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (NYSE: ERJ)
Date: May 14, 2014