The U.K.’s Inflite maintenance services provider, based at London Stansted Airport, was certified, this week, by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Phenom 100 maintenance. Inflite is the first Embraer authorized service center in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to be awarded this certification.
“We are delighted to expand our relationship with Inflite and achieve this important milestone,” said Antonio Martini, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support and Services – Europe, the Middle East and Africa – Executive Jets. “It’s very gratifying to celebrate another EASA authorization in our network, just a few days after receiving the certification of our own service center in Le Bourget. We are working hard to offer our Phenom customers the best support in the EMEA region through a strong network of authorized service centers.”
The Inflite maintenance staff has taken its theoretical training at Embraer CAE Training Services (ECTS) and practical training at Embraer’s Gavião Peixoto plant, in Brazil.
“Inflite, which has been an authorized service center for the Legacy 600 super midsize jet since 2004, is proud to become the first authorized service center certified for the Phenom 100 in Europe,” said Steve Buckingham, Managing Director of Inflite. “This exciting new entry level jet is a welcome addition to our growing portfolio, and this award further cements our commitment and relationship to the Embraer Executive Jet family.”
The independently owned Inflite Group (inflite.co.uk) provides design, machining, fabrication, component repair, electrical loom manufacture, and surface treatment services to the aerospace and defense industries. The company was founded in 1983, and has grown steadily to reach an annual turnover in excess of £ 45 million. The Inflite Divisions are based in comprehensive, new, purpose-built manufacturing facilities at Stansted and Chelmsford, in Essex, and in Manchester. The total surface area occupied by the group exceeds 600,000 square feet (55,740 square meters), and is one of the largest privately owned facilities of its kind in the UK.
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com) had a workforce of 17,237 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.8 billion.
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