- Joe Breitfeller
Amaszonas Begins Embraer E190 Service; Embraer Announces Full Regional 'Pool Program' enrollment
Updated: Jan 11, 2020
Today, Bolivian carrier Amaszonas Linea Aérea joined the Embraer E-Jet family of operators, with service from Santa Cruz de las Sierra’s Viru Viru Airport and La Paz. Embraer also announces full participation in their ‘Pool Program’ for the Asia-Pacific region.
Embraer announced today that their regional customer, Amaszonas, began E190 service from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz. According to the press release, Amaszonas will be adding a total of six E190s to their fleet. Amaszonas’ first two E190s have a single class configuration, accommodating 112 passengers. These aircraft have been leased from GECAS and the remaining four E190s will come from CBD leasing, with a single class configuration for 110 passengers. In the announcement, Embraer’s Commercial Aviation Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Reinaldo Krugner stated,
“We have been working with Amaszonas for a long time. To see the E190 flying in the airline’s colors is really rewarding for Embraer. The E190 is the ideal aircraft to support the airline’s growing capacity in a very disciplined way. Amaszonas is taking advantage of the E190’s low operating cost.”
Amaszonas also plans on operating E190 service from Montevideo’s Carrasco International Airport. As part of the announcement, Embraer also said that Amaszonas would be participating in their ‘Flight Hour Pool Program’ through 2024, which will provide repairable component support, material services engineering and advanced component exchanges from their spare parts distribution center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In response to these developments, Amaszonas President and CEO Sergio de Urioste stated,
“The range of the E190 allows us to replace our smaller regional jets and support our expansion plans in Bolivia and Uruguay. Our E-jets give us the flexibility we need to add more frequencies and destinations. We know our passengers are going to love the comfort of the E190 cabin.”
Embraer’s Asia Pacific Pool Program
At MRO Europe Today, Embraer also announced that they have achieved 100% participation in their ‘Pool Program’ for Asia-Pacific E-Jet operators. According to the Embraer Press Release, with the signing of a Pool Program deal with Myanmar National Airlines, all 60 E-Jets operated by four airlines in six countries are now enrolled. Embraer’s innovative program provides full coverage for the repair of components and parts, as well as airframe maintenance. Additionally, pool members have unlimited access to parts and components from Embraer’s distribution network. Embraer’s Asia-Pacific warehouse is in Singapore and as the name indicates, Pool Program members achieve substantial savings in repair, inventory and warehousing costs by sharing available resources.