Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services has been selected by United Express carrier CommutAir as one of its primary heavy maintenance providers for its fleet of ERJ 145 aircraft.

    The multi-year agreement includes airframe maintenance, modifications and repair services provided by Embraer’s portfolio of solutions. CommutAir operates the largest ERJ 145 fleet in the world with 168 aircraft.

    Embraer has also announced the signing of multi-year agreements for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP) programme with two airlines: Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras and US-headquartered Republic Airways.

    Embraer said it would provide the airlines with “an efficient spare parts planning and replenishment operation with state-of-the-art support”.

    All contracts were announced at the MRO Americas 2021 show, which is taking place this week (27-29 April) in Orlando, Florida.

    Embraer at MRO Americas

    Of the ECIP agreements, Embraer Services & Support’s head of worldwide customer support and aftermarket sales Danielle Vardaro commented: “We are glad to renew these agreements with our long-time key customers, which are important endorsements for the ECIP programme and Embraer Services & Support in general.

    “Our goal is to always provide the best support, delivering products and solutions that will solve customer problems. In this regard, the ECIP programme optimises the airline’s inventory while at the same time increases the availability of spare parts for the aircraft fleet.”

    Under these contracts, Embraer will manage the planning and replenishment of a sizeable portion of both customers’ spare parts stock requirements covering the E-Jets and E-Jets E2s fleets operated by each airline, respectively.

    ECIP was introduced in 2002, and offers guaranteed availability of parts, optimised inventory with reduced inventory holding costs, fixed spare parts prices, short replenishment lead times and a door-to-door delivery service, according to Embraer.