Posted on: 19 July 2018 by Mark Howells
Kenya Airways and Embraer have sealed a multi-year contract for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP) programme, which will see the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer take over the planning and replenishment of a “sizeable portion” of the airline’s spare parts stock covering 15 E190s it operates.
ECIP is part of a suite of services that Embraer offers or has under development to support its global fleet of aircraft through TechCare, its new platform that assembles the entire portfolio of products and solutions. Main benefits include guaranteed availability of parts, optimised inventory with reduced inventory holding cost, fixed spare parts prices, short replenishment lead times and a door-to-door delivery service, it says.
“Having Kenya Airways as a customer for ECIP is a strong endorsement for the programme and Embraer Services in general, proving that our customers can get the state-of-the-art support of the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) with a competitive value,” said Johann Bordais, president and CEO at Embraer Services & Support.
“With the ECIP programme we will be able to optimise our inventory while at the same time increase the availability of spare parts for our aircraft,” added Ron Lussier, head of material management at Kenya Airways. The airline currently has a fleet of 32 aircraft.
Written by: Mark Thomas
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