Industry Embraer and Breeze Airways announce pool program agreement
Aircraft manufacturer Embraer has announced a pool program partnership with carrier Breeze Airways.
Embraer and Breeze Airways have announced to have signed a long-term pool program agreement. This agreement will allow the carrier to use Embraer´s wide range of repairable components for Embraer E190 and E195 aircraft.
Also, the agreement includes full repair coverage for parts and components. Furthermore, Breeze Airways will gain access to the manufacturer´s distribution center, where a large stock of components is stored.
This agreement with Embraer is important for Breeze, as the airline is currently planning to start operation in the United States. With the signed partnership, Breeze will have access to fast solutions if problems occur.
Amir Nasruddin, Breeze’s Vice President Technical Operations & Fleet Programs, confirmed: “We’re very happy to extend our partnership with Embraer to include the Pool Program which confirms not only that we get immediate access to an inventory of parts more efficiently, it greatly enhances our aircraft maintenance and schedule reliability, and also reduces our upfront investment and allows for a more efficient management of our spares inventory.”
Danielle Vardaro, Head of Worldwide Customer Support and Aftermarket Sales, Embraer Services & Support, added: “It is an honour for Embraer to support Breeze since the beginning of its operations [...] Every new Pool contract highlights the importance of Embraer’s direct support and it is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen the partnerships with our customers. In this particular case—supporting a start-up airline—our responsibility is even greater in order to guarantee smooth aircraft operations and entry into service.”
The manufacturer added that Breeze will benefit from reduced service costs, savings on repair costs, so that it can maintain a profitable operation. More than 50 airlines from countries around the world have signed with Embraer and the pool program.
Breeze Airways is a new low-cost carrier from the United States. The airline is scheduled to take-off for the first time this year after it was founded by David Neeleman, an aviation entrepreneur. Breeze Airways seeks to offer point-to-point flights from smaller secondary airports with a fleet of Embraer E190s, E195s and Airbus A220-300s.
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