Embraer has signed a five-year Flight Hour Pool Program service contract with Arkia Israeli Airlines. This special support program reduces the customer’s initial investment cost for replacement parts and infrastructure by providing optimized inventory control.
“We are very pleased to provide Arkia with our Flight Hour Pool Program, which is the best solution for guaranteeing the support of their 122-passenger E-Jet,” said Leandro Laia, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support and Services, Europe, Africa and the Middle East – Airline Market.
The contract covers the EMBRAER 195 jet operated by Arkia. The airline took delivery of this first aircraft, which is approaching 2,000 flight hours of revenue service, in December 2008.
Through this program, Embraer quickly provides replacement parts and eliminates the customer’s need for inventory investments. Customers sign an agreement in which they pay a set amount, based on the number of flight hours the aircraft has enrolled in the program. Embraer assumes the responsibility for maintaining a parts inventory at its distribution and service centers, so that parts can be provided to operators as soon as they are requested.
“We are delighted to further expand our relationship with Embraer and join this maintenance program,” said Nir Dagan, Executive Vice President of Arkia Israeli Airlines. “We can now rely on a top-level maintenance package that will enable us to efficiently and intensively operate the aircraft, and it minimizes costs.”
About Arkia Israeli Airlines
Arkia Israeli Airlines (arkia.com) operates an increasing number of international scheduled and charter flights, including daily services to the Mediterranean and popular European cities, such as Paris (France), Barcelona (Spain), Tbilisi (Georgia), Kiev (Ukraine), and Moscow (Russia). The airline is actively looking to expand its operations through the acquisition of new companies, like tour operators, in order to position itself as an important and leading player in the aviation and tourism industries to and from Israel. A recent milestone was the achievement of a commercial license to perform scheduled flight services to Paris. This marks a significant turning point in the airline’s evolution into an official flag carrier that performs scheduled international flights. Further proof of its growing role in domestic and international operations is that Arkia maintains offices in ten Israeli cities and over 20 offices worldwide.
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