After unveiling plans for a major expansion in North America with a firm order for 30 E195-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further 50 aircraft, Porter Airlines has signed a major aftermarket support package contract with Embraer. The Total Support Program (TSP) agreement includes airframe heavy maintenance checks, technical solutions, and access to the Pool Program, which includes component exchanges and repair services for hundreds of reparable items for Porter’s E2 fleet of commercial aircraft, for up to 20 years. Currently, the Pool Program supports more than 50 airlines worldwide.
“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,” said Michael Deluce, President & CEO, Porter Airlines.
The Pool Program services will be provided by Embraer Aircraft Customer Services (EACS) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, while the heavy maintenance services will be performed by Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services (EAMS) in Nashville, Tennessee. In the coming months, Embraer will work with Porter in order to provide services related to the aircraft entry into service (EIS) process, which includes technical training, spare parts recommendations, and provisioning services.
“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,” said Johann Bordais, President & CEO, Embraer Services & Support.