• Joe Breitfeller

Embraer Signs Agreements With CommutAir, Azul and Republic Airways at MRO Americas

At MRO Americas, a leading aeronautical maintenance event held in Orlando, Florida today, Embraer signed several services and support contracts with carriers in the Americas including CommutAir, Azul and Republic Airways.

CommutAir United Express Embraer ERJ 145 - Courtesy CommutAir

On Wednesday (April 28, 2021), Embraer announced the signing of several services and support contracts at MRO Americas, a leading aeronautical maintenance event, held in Orlando, Florida today. First, United Express carrier CommutAir has selected Embraer Aircraft maintenance Services in Macon, Georgia as one of the primary heavy maintenance providers for their ERJ 145 fleet. The multi-year contract includes airframe maintenance, modifications and repair services provided by Embraer’s portfolio of maintenance solutions. In July 2020, CommutAir became United’s sole operator of the ERJ 145. CommutAir maintains the largest fleet of ERJ 145s in the world with 168 jets.

In Today’s announcement, CommutAir’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Joel Raymond, said,

“CommutAir operates and maintains the world’s largest fleet of Embraer 145 aircraft. Our people and aircraft play a key role in United’s network. Expanding our maintenance and technical support relationship with Embraer is a natural fit as we continue to grow our operation with a focus on providing safe, caring, dependable, and efficient service to our passengers every day.”

Also commenting on the new maintenance agreement, Embraer Service & Support’s Vice President – Global MRO Centers, Frank Stevens, added,

“We are delighted to support CommutAir’s fleet. No one knows the ERJ 145 better than Embraer, and we know how critical it is to United’s route network. We are proud to support CommutAir’s mission to connect people and smaller communities to the world.”

Headquartered in Cleveland, CommutAir operates around 200 daily flights as United Express on behalf of United Airlines. The regional carrier operates from hubs in Denver, Houston, Washington-Dulles and Newark and has a maintenance base in Albany, New York.

In a separate press release, Embraer further announced the signing of multi-year agreements for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP) program with Azul and Republic Airways. The program will provide the carriers with an efficient spare parts planning replenishment operation with state-of-the art support from Embraer.

Commenting on the new ECIP Agreements, Embraer Sales & Support’s Head of Worldwide Support and Aftermarket Sales, Danielle Vardaro, said,

“We are glad to renew these agreements with our long-time key customers, which are important endorsements for the ECIP program and Embraer Services & Support in general. Our goal is to always provide the best support, delivering products and solutions that will solve customer problems. In this regard, the ECIP program optimizes the airline’s inventory while at the same time increases the availability of spare parts for the aircraft fleet.”

Under the contracts, Embraer will manage the planning and replenishment of a large portion of the carriers’ spare parts requirements for E-Jets and E2 Jets. The main benefits of the ECIP program include guaranteed parts availability, optimized inventory, reduced inventory holding costs, fixed prices, short replenishment times and door-to-door delivery.

The Embraer Services and Support network includes 77 global owned and authorized centers as well as two 24/7 Contact Centers at Embraer’s headquarters in Brazil. The company division employs 2,300 team members who support 1,700 customers, with over $1 billion in spare parts inventory, distributed among 24 warehouses across five continents.

Source: Embraer