São José dos Campos, April 1, 2008 – Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira – FAB) have signed an Embraer Executive Care (EEC) contract covering 11 aircraft for the next five years (2008-2012). The EEC is Embraer’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) program for jets used for executive purposes and, in this case, for transporting government officials.
“We are pleased to sign the first support contract of this kind for Embraer’s aircraft operating with the Brazilian Air Force,” said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, Embraer Executive Vice President, Defense and Government Market.
The contract covers four Legacy 600 jets and seven ERJ 145s operated by the FAB, handling all major inspections and necessary unscheduled maintenance and material involved, at the Embraer Service Center, located in its Gavião Peixoto plant in outstate São Paulo. The downtime spent at the service center varies, and depends on the service to be performed.
The FAB is taking advantage of the same Fleet Hour Program (Pool) that supports the Company’s commercial planes, through business unit, in Villepinte, France.