Embraer announced today at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) that it has signed a long-term services agreement with SKS to support the airline's 10 E195-E2 fleet. The contract provides access to the Pool Program, which includes component exchanges and repair services for more than 300 repairable parts to support SKS Airways' Embraer aircraft, plus eSolutions to enhance fleet monitoring and preventive maintenance.
"The E2 delivers the best environmental efficiency and operating performance and the impressive data from our existing E-Jet customers prove it," said Johann Bordais, President & CEO, Embraer Services & Support. "We are very pleased to have SKS join the Pool Program which will deliver great value for their operations."
SKS Airways' operations will benefit from the AHEAD (Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis) which comprises early detection capabilities for critical systems, reducing technical interruptions and avoiding flight cancellations; the eSight, with real-time fleet performance monitoring; and the ePerf, a tablet application for pilots to generate runway performance data offline from the cockpit in any phase of flight.
Equipped with state-of-the-art features, the E195-E2 is the latest commercial aircraft in the aerospace industry to enter into service and is part of the E-Jets E2 family.
The E-Jets E2 family of aircraft, including the E195-E2 has the longest maintenance intervals in the single-aisle jet category – with 10,000 flight hours for basic checks and no calendar limit for typical E-Jet operations. This enables the aircraft to be operated with minimal downtime.
The Embraer Pool Program is designed to allow airlines to minimize their upfront investment in high-value repairable inventories and resources, while taking advantage of Embraer's technical expertise along with its vast component repair service provider network. The results are significant savings on repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required warehousing space, and the virtual elimination of the need for resources required for repair management, while ultimately providing guaranteed performance levels. Currently, the Pool Program supports more than 50 airlines worldwide.