OGMA has become the first authorised maintenance centre certified by the Portuguese aeronautical authority (Autoridade Nacional da Aviação Civil – ANAC) to carry out commercial aircraft heavy maintenance for the E-Jets E2 family in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
With this certification, Embraer Group company OGMA will carry out heavy maintenance, total fleet management, engineering solutions, airworthiness management, support maintenance, and future aircraft modifications that meet customer requirements and retrofit the family’s aircraft of E-Jets E2.
The announcement was made during the global Embraer Operators Conference, which is being held in Lisbon this week.
OGMA has also been awarded a contract by Norwegian airline Wideroe to carry out the first maintenance of an E2 aircraft worldwide.
“Obtaining this certification by OGMA is a crucial strategic step to strengthen Embraer’s presence in the EMEA region and is an unmistakable sign of the continued commitment we make to Portugal as a leading technological partner in the country’s aeronautical industry,” said Embraer Services and Support’s president and CEO Johann Bordais. “We are certain this certification will reinforce the company’s international recognition in the maintenance of aircraft in civil aviation and, in particular, the E2 aircraft.”
OGMA’s CEO Alexandre Solis commented: “We are delighted to reach such an important milestone, which results from the tireless work of a great team. Being the first Embraer authorised maintenance centre for the E2 in the EMEA region is an important credential for OGMA in such a competitive and demanding sector as the international aviation market. This is just the starting point of an important cycle for the company’s growth, with more business, new customers, and opportunities.”