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Miami, FL, United States, 2015/04/14 - Embraer and Compass Airlines recently extended their ten year Flight Hour Pool Program agreement for the Compass E-Jet fleet - EmbraerCommercialAviation.com. NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3
The Flight Hour Pool Program currently serves 42 aircraft for Compass and will include Pool component support for the carrier’s fleet of 20 new E175 jets to be operated for American Airlines under the American Eagle brand. The Flight Hour Pool Program agreement covers over 400 repairable part numbers and includes common and extended Pool components with on-site stock for Compass’s E170 and E175 fleet.
“We are extremely proud that Compass Airlines has trusted Embraer as the provider to support its additional fleet of E175s,” said John Linn, Vice President, Customer Support & Services North America Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The Pool Program allows Compass to focus on operating the aircraft at high levels of reliability and availability, while letting Embraer manage the supply-chain for high-cost rotable components.”
“We are pleased to extend our highly successful and long-standing Flight Hour Pool Program with Embraer to include 20 new additions to our fleet,” said Brian Randow, Chief Operating Officer at Compass Airlines. “By managing our inventory levels and parts forecasting, the Pool Program has allowed us to streamline our Maintenance operation and reduce costs, and we look forward to the continuation of those benefits as we move forward with the expansion of this program.”
Embraer’s Flight Hour Pool Program, which currently supports more than 30 airlines worldwide, is designed to allow airlines to minimize their upfront investment on expensive repairable inventories and resources and to take advantage of Embraer’s technical expertise and its vast component repair service provider network. The results are significant savings on repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required warehousing space, and the virtual elimination of the need for resources required for repair management, while ultimately providing guaranteed performance levels.
About Compass Airlines
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Compass Airlines is a leading regional airline operating on behalf of American Airlines (as American Eagle) and Delta Air Lines (as Delta Connection). Serving over 4 million customers annually, Compass averages over 180 departures per day to over 50 destinations.
About Embraer Commercial Aviation Services & Support
Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets that seat up to 130 passengers. Supporting a fleet of over two thousand aircraft, Embraer Commercial Aviation currently has 37 service centers worldwide, including 12 Embraer Authorized Service Centers (EASC) and 25 independent centers, certified by the respective local aviation authorities, servicing E-Jets, ERJ 145 family and Brasilia and Bandeirante turboprops.
Our global Services & Support structure provides prompt responses to a full range of needs, including field and technical support, material and spare parts, flight and maintenance operations consulting, aircraft upgrades and modifications and comprehensive crew and personnel training. It also incorporates eSolutions, a platform of web-based tools on the FlyEmbraer website. FlyEmbraer is a single point that connects Embraer customers with a digital portfolio of services at any time, on any device. It is designed to maximize aircraft productivity and avoid unnecessary operating costs and delays through both corrective and preventive maintenance.
The Pool Program for replacement parts benefits customers through optimized inventory control that reduces the initial cost of investing in spares and infrastructure. More than half of the worldwide E-Jets fleet uses the program. The Company recently introduced the Embraer Fuel Efficiency Program, a consulting service that furnishes an accurate diagnosis to assist with decision-making for single- or multi-fleet airlines that are looking to save fuel.
For further information regarding Service & Support for commercial aviation, visit embraercommercialaviation.com/.
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