Posted on: 03 May 2010 by Mark Howells
Embraer has announced that TAP Maintenance & Engineering Brazil (TAP M&E Brazil) has been awared the status of Embraer Authorized Service Center (EASC) in Brazil.
“We are very proud to announce this partnership with TAP M&E Brazil to benefit our customers, thus expanding the maintenance services for our aircraft in Brazil,” remarked Luiz Hamilton Lima, Embraer’s vice-president, Latin America – airline market. “This is an important improvement for our growing base of Brazilian customers, by offering quick, efficient and top-quality services.”
The aeroplanes manufactured by Embraer and operating in Brazil, which include the E-Jets of the Azul and TRIP airlines and the ERJ 145s of Passaredo, will have TAP M&E’s modern base in Porto Alegre available for maintenance services. With five approved hangars that occupy an area of 12,500 square meters, the centre is capable of handling six medium-size commercial jets at the same time.
“We see this as a big triumph for our company,” commented Nestor Mauro Koch, president of TAP M&E Brazil. “We have provided services for Embraer aircraft for 34 years, and this is the crowning achievement of the relationship. TAP M&E Brazil is the only aircraft MRO company in Latin America that is certified to perform services for all of the world’s main commercial jet families, and this allows us to offer broad flexibility to our customers. We will make every effort for this to be a winning partnership.”
Photo shows(left) Luiz Hamilton Lima, Embraer’s vice-president, Latin America – airline market andNestor Mauro Koch, president of TAP M&E Brazil.