Embraer announced that it has signed a comprehensive long-term services agreement with Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa’s largest airline, to support the airline’s E195-E2 and ERJ 145 fleets. The contract includes access to the Pool Program, which includes component exchanges and repair services for hundreds of reparable items for Air Peace’s Embraer aircraft, and the installation of the Ahead-Pro (Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis – PROgnosis) in the airline’s E195-E2 fleet.
“This service agreement with Embraer is important to Air Peace’s operational success, offering us immediate access to an inventory of parts, that is efficiently managed and reduces our capex (capital expenditure) requirement for initial provision of spare parts,” said Oluwatoyin Olajide, Chief Operating Officer, Air Peace. “In addition, with the Ahead-Pro, we will be able to anticipate any potential maintenance issues and optimise the aircraft use, enhancing our fleet schedule reliability.”
Air Peace is the launch customer in Africa for the E2s, the newest, most efficient, and most comfortable aircraft in the segment. The airline is also the global launch customer for Embraer’s innovative premium staggered seating design. The airline has 13 firm orders for the E195-E2s, with 17 remaining purchase rights for the same model, also operating eight ERJ 145s. Five of the 13 firm orders were delivered in 2021, with more to be delivered this year.
The Pool Program will provide the most efficient and reliable solutions to Air Peace’s fleet. The airline will benefit from the availability of spare parts, enjoy significant savings on repair and service costs, and maintain a profitable operation. The Embraer Pool Program is designed to allow airlines to minimise their upfront investment in high-value repairable inventories and resources and to take advantage of Embraer’s technical expertise and its vast component repair service provider network. Currently, the Pool Program supports more than 50 airlines worldwide.
The Ahead-Pro is a state-of-the-art maintenance diagnostic management tool. The system leads to corrective and preventive maintenance planning management optimisation and has been well recognised by customers worldwide. The system is a computational web-based platform that enables airlines to continuously monitor the health of an aircraft while it is in flight. This is done through the automatic and real-time transmission of alert and maintenance messages from the aircraft systems to a ground base, which will be received and used to generate fault identification reports. Troubleshooting and maintenance resource planning occurs even before aircraft arrival to its destination, optimising the turn-around time between flights.
Phenom 300 series is best-selling light jet for 10th year
Embraer announced the Phenom 300 series became the world’s best-selling light jet for the 10th consecutive year and the most delivered twinjet of 2021, according to numbers released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Embraer delivered 56 Phenom 300 series light jets in 2021 to achieve this distinction, signalling a decade of product excellence and market dominance. The Phenom 300 series has had the largest annual delivery rate with 50+ jets being delivered, on average, since entering the market in December 2009. To date, the series has accrued more than 640 deliveries. These achievements highlight the company’s reputation of continual aircraft improvement and innovation, with best-in-class capabilities including range, speed, and cabin pressurisation, as well as industry-first technology.
“It has been a distinct honour for the Phenom 300 series to be named the world’s best-selling light jet over these past 10 years, achieving a decade of dominance is an extraordinary accomplishment for Embraer and solidifies our industry leading position in the market,” said Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “Reaching this milestone secures the aircraft’s leadership position in the light jet segment—one filled with excellence and recognition of our outstanding performance, technology, comfort and support. Since inception, we have made continuous improvements to the aircraft based on customer feedback, and we will continue to innovate and improve it in the coming years.”
The Phenom 300 series is in operation in 39 countries and has accumulated nearly one million, five hundred thousand flight hours. Embraer is continuously investing in the attractiveness of the Phenom 300 series to demanding clients around the world, with enhancements to its performance, technology, comfort, and operational efficiency resulting in the highest residual value in the market.