Nashville, Tennessee, USA, September 10, 2019 – Embraer announced today that Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, has selected Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services (EAMS) in Nashville, Tennessee, as the exclusive heavy maintenance provider for the company’s fleet of 30 Embraer E175 aircraft.
The multi-year agreement includes airframe maintenance, modifications and repair services provided by Embraer’s portfolio of solutions TechCare. Fittingly, the deal was signed at the Regional Airline Association’s 44th Annual Convention that took place in EAMS’s hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.
“We are delighted to further expand our relationship with Horizon Air, and we are honored that our valued customer has selected EAMS as their home for Embraer heavy maintenance,” said Phil Bathurst, Managing Director, Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services.
“We introduced our first E175s in 2017. Now, with 30 E-Jets in operation, we are ready to expand our great partnership with Embraer, as they conveniently accommodate our heavy maintenance needs in Nashville, Tennessee,” said George Knobloch, Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering at Horizon Air.
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About Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services (EAMS)
With convenient locations in Nashville, TN and Macon, GA, EAMS is the world’s center of excellence for Embraer ERJ and E-Jet heavy maintenance and component repair. EAMS has performed maintenance on over 4,000 aircraft since 2008, of which more than 2,500 were heavy maintenance checks. The two facilities offer 15 hangar bays with more than 600 highly skilled technicians and have more than 3,500 components part numbers on their repair capabilities. EAMS is a Certified Repair Station under the following regulatory authorities: USA (FAA), Europe (EASA), Australia (CASA), Mexico (DGAC), Ecuador (DGAC), El Salvador (AAC), and Colombia (UAEAC).
About Embraer Services & Support
Embraer Services & Support was strategically created in the end of 2016 to leverage Embraer's after-sales business, creating synergy among all business units, promoting efficiency and global performance, while respecting the specifics of each segment, be it Commercial, Executive, Defense & Security or Agricultural Aviation. Embraer has more than 2,300 people positioned in the world to support more than 1,700 customers, an award-winning network of more than 80 owned and authorized service centers, complemented by two 24/7 Customer Centers. The entire portfolio of products TechCare covers Training, Maintenance, Materials, Aircraft Modifications, Flight Operations, Field Support, Technical Support, and Innovative Solutions.
A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer celebrates its 50th anniversary with businesses in Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security and Agricultural Aviation. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing Services & Support to customers after-sales.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.
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