Embraer is holding the ninth Maintenance Cost Workshop (MCW), October 25-30, in São José dos Campos, Brazil. Dedicated to companies that already operate or have ordered Embraer commercial jets, worldwide, the event focuses on reducing maintenance costs and stimulates the exchange of experiences among operators, suppliers, service centers, and Embraer.
“We welcome all of the participants who are contributing to this forum,” said Maurício Aveiro, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support and Services – Airline Market. “MCW motivates an open discussion regarding the best maintenance practices, in order to improve Embraer commercial jet operations. This year, our meeting will emphasize cost management.”
This year’s MCW edition will be attended by 26 customers and operators. October 25 is the Welcome Day for the clients of Embraer’s E-Jets family, comprised of four commercial jets with 70 to 122 seats. More than 600 E-Jets have been delivered since March 2004. Panel discussions and working groups will be held on October 26 and 27, where all participants will share maintenance cost reduction opportunities and operational experiences.
A special conference for the E-Jets and ERJ 145 families will take place on October 28, focusing on innovation, new technologies, and software for reducing maintenance outlays. Simultaneously, the Company will hold the first Airline Market Embraer Authorized Service Center Forum, which is an opportunity to discuss with these accredited facilities how to improve customer support.
The ERJ 145 family conference, on October 29 and 30, will cover the same agenda as the E-Jets two-day event. Today, more than 1,100 ERJ 145 family jets are in operation, worldwide. They have accumulated over 15 million flight hours, with an impressive dispatch reliability of 99.8%
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 September 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com.br) had a workforce of 16,986 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 18.6 billion.
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