Airlines Porter Airlines signs support agreement for Embraer E2 fleet

After having ordered up to 50 Embraer E2s, Porter Airlines has now signed a support agreement with the manufacturer.

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One month ago, Porter Airlines announced that it had signed a purchase agreement for up to 80 Embraer E195-E2 jets to lead the carrier´s major expansion plan. Now, the airline has announced to have signed a major aftermarket support package contract with Embraer.

Called the Total Support Program (TSP), Porter Airlines will be able to use Embraer´s services in airframe heavy maintenance checks, technical solutions, and access to the Pool Program. With the Pool Program, Porter can use component exchanges and repair services for hundreds of parts of the E2 aircraft.

Johann Bordais, President & CEO, Embraer Services & Support, said: “With this agreement, we will broaden and deepen our relationship with Porter. Embraer will provide all necessary support, long before the airline starts operations with the most efficient single-aisle aircraft in the world, the E195-E2. We are very proud of the trust and confidence that Porter has placed in Embraer's services and we’re eager to start our work together.”

Michael Deluce, President & CEO, Porter Airlines, commented: “This service agreement with Embraer is fundamental to Porter’s operational success. During this very important moment in Porter's history, Embraer's expertise and support is crucial as we start operations with the E-Jets E2, since no one knows these planes better than the manufacturer.”

The contract for the pool agreement will be valid for up to 20 years, Embraer stated. It will be provided by Embraer Aircraft Customer Services (EACS) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Heavy maintenance services on the other hand are planned to be performed by Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services (EAMS) in Nashville, Tennessee.

As recently announced, Porter Airlines is set to become North America´s launch customer for the Embraer E2 jet family, after ordering up to 80 E195-E2s. The airline will boost the Canadian aviation landscape by adding new routes and destinations to its portfolio.

The E195-E2 will especially deployed on business routes in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean or Mexico. Mainly, Porter will take off with the E2 from airports such as Halifax, Toronto, Halifax or Ottawa. Deliveries are set to begin in the second half of 2022.

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