Embraer has appointed ExecuJet MRO Services as its authorised service centre (ASC) for business jets in Africa, an expansion of the aircraft OEM’s service network in the region.
“We are pleased to partner with ExecuJet for supporting our customers in Africa,” said Frank Stevens, vice president Embraer MRO Services – global, Embraer Services & Support. “The region has a great potential to grow and Embraer Services & Support is prepared to work closely with ExecuJet to offer the best services for our clients.”
ExecuJet, based at Lanseria International Airport near Johannesburg, South Africa, has been operating in Africa for more than 30 years.
“We have been supporting Embraer business jets for many years and have a long and trusted relationship with the aircraft manufacturer,” said Vince Goncalves, regional vice president, Africa, at ExecuJet MRO Services.
ExecuJet is already locally and internationally certified to do line and heavy maintenance on Embraer Legacy 600 and 650 business jets.
“I think we were chosen to be the authorised service centre, because of our good customer reputation and our international footprint,” said Goncalves. “Our other facilities, such as the Middle East and Australia, are already Embraer-approved. Local customers now have enhanced support in-region and we have the backing of Embraer allowing us, for example, to do warranty work.”
Goncalves said under the new agreement with Embraer, ExecuJet MRO Services Africa is expanding its Embraer MRO capability to include the Phenom 100 and 300 series aircraft, Embraer’s entry-level and light jet family.
“Customers within the region and those flying into Africa from elsewhere can expect their aircraft to be well-supported by our improved capabilities and professional trained technicians,” said Goncalves.
ExecuJet MRO Services Africa has invested in more tooling to support the Embraer product and has already inducted qualified engineers to support the growing demand of the Embraer Phenom 300 series in Africa.