Airlines WDL Aviation signs pool program contract with Embraer

German regional carrier WDL Aviation and Embraer have signed a pool program contract.

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The agreement between the manufacturer and the airline was signed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It covers the recently leased fleet of four used E190s.

Back in December last year, WDL announced that it has acquired for E190s on a lease. Deliveries of the aircraft will start this month. In the mid to long term, the E190 are set to replace the ageing fleet of BAE146 jets.

With the pool agreement, which will be effective during the duration of the lease, WDL Aviation has access to Embraer´s distribution centre in Paris, France. A large variety of OEM components, full repair coverage and a list of essential services, parts and components are included in the agreement.

This partnership with Embraer will help WDL Aviation to kick-off its E190 operations successfully.

Johann Bordais, President & CEO, Embraer Services & Support said: “It’s great to welcome WDL Aviation and provide efficient services and support solutions to their Embraer fleet. Our mission is to keep our customer happy every day and to also ensure the satisfaction of their end customers. This makes our portfolio the most competitive, setting the market’s highest standards.”

Walter Böhnke, managing director of WDL Aviation added: “Support directly from the OEM is a huge advantage and we are looking forward to working with Embraer. This partnership fits naturally with the company’s growth strategy as it leverages increased competitiveness providing repairable solutions through reduced lead times and costs, guaranteeing our daily operations and customer satisfaction.”

WDL Aviation was founded in 1974 and is headquartered and based at Cologne/Bonn airport. The company is a leading provider in aircraft leasing and commercial + ACMI charter flights. Last year, WDL Aviation was acquired by the Zeitfracht Group. The carrier furthermore is a member of the Federal Association of German Airlines (BDF) and the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (Barig).

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