Industry Embraer signs service agreement with CommutAir

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has announced to have signed a service agreement its carrier CommutAir.

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Over the course of the MRO Americas, an aeronautical maintenance event, Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has announced that airline CommutAir has chosen Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services (EAMS) in Georgia as primary maintenance provider.

CommutAir is mainly operating for United Express in the United States and performs passenger flights with a fleet of Embraer ERJ-145 jets, for which the maintenance agreement applies. The contract is a multi-year deal that includes maintenance for airframe, modifications and repairs.

Joel Raymond, CommutAir Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer said: “CommutAir operates and maintains the world’s largest fleet of Embraer 145 aircraft […] Our people and aircraft play a key role in United’s network. Expanding our maintenance and technical support relationship with Embraer is a natural fit as we continue to grow our operation with a focus on providing safe, caring, dependable, and efficient service to our passengers every day.”

Frank Stevens, Vice President, Global MRO Centers, Embraer Services & Support, added: “We are delighted to support CommutAir’s fleet. No one knows the ERJ 145 better than Embraer, and we know how critical it is to United’s route network. We are proud to support CommutAir’s mission to connect people and smaller communities to the world”.

Back in Summer last year, CommutAir became the sole regional partner to operate with the ERJ-145 aircraft for United Express. According to Embraer, the airline is maintaining the largest 145 fleet in the world with nearly 170 airframes.

CommutAir was originally founded in August 1989, 31 years ago. In normal market circumstances, the airline is operating more than 800 weekly flights to over 30 destinations in the Easy of the United States.

The carrier operates for United Express and is wearing the livery, too. Main operational hubs have been installed at Houston, Newark and Washington-Dulles. CommutAir is affiliate member of Star Alliance and employs of 1200 people.

Source © embraer.com

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