Posted on: 01 February 2011 by Mark Howells
Embraer has signed a five-year agreement with EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering, which has become an authorised service centre for the Embraer 170/190 family.
Based in Cairo, the airline is already an Embraer Flight Hour Pool Program customer. This new authorised service centre will provide routine checks and scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for EgyptAir Express and third-party E-Jets.
“As we plan the expansion of our aircraft MRO service centre network in the Middle East and Africa, we are pleased to reinforce our partnership with EgyptAir,” remarked Leandro Laia, Embraer vice-president, customer support and services – Europe, Africa and the Middle East. “We look for expertise, reputation and competitive prices, in order to offer the best to our customers, and have chosen EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering, which is one of the most respected maintenance providers in the region.”
EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering will have access to Embraer’s structure-specific repair solutions and extended databases. The company will be entitled to handle airframe and warranty issues on behalf of its customers, including the EgyptAir regional subsidiary, EgyptAir Express, which operates a fleet of 12 E-170s.
“We are very honoured by Embraer’s recognition and its trust in our maintenance capabilities,” admitted Abdel Aziz Fadel, chairman of EgyptAir Maintenance & Engineering. “As the E-Jet family is enjoying tremendous success in the Middle East and Africa, we are confident in providing Embraer’s customers with services that will fully satisfy their expectations, especially with regard to the quality of workmanship, customer support, flexibility, availability and cost effectiveness.”