By World Airnews correspondent Wallace Mawire
ExecuJet MRO Services has been appointed by Embraer as its authorized service centre for business jets in Africa.
The decision represents an expansion of the aircraft manufacturer’s service network in the region.
“We are pleased to partner with ExecuJet for supporting our customers in Africa. The region has a great potential to grow and Embraer Services and Support is prepared to work closely with ExecuJet to offer the best services for our clients”, said Frank Stevens, vice president Embraer MRO Services – Global, Embraer services and support.
ExecuJet based at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa has been operating in Africa for more than 30 years and is the leading business aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) organisation in the region.
Vince Goncalves, regional vice president ExecuJet MRO Services Africa, said, “We have been supporting Embraer business jets for many years and have a long and trusted relationship with the aircraft manufacturer.”
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. Our other facilities, such as the Middle East and Australia, are already Embraer-approved.,” said Goncalves.
“Local customers now have enhanced support in the 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 would expand its Embraer MRO capability to include the Phenom 100 and 300 series aircraft, Embraer’s entry-level and light jet family.
ExecuJet MRO Services Africa has invested in more tooling to support the product and has already inducted qualified engineers to support the growing demand for the Embraer Phenom 300 series in Africa.
ExecuJet MRO Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, has world-class MRO facilities in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Middle East, where major repair and refurbishment activities are conducted.
All MRO operations performed within the global ExecuJet MRO Services network comply with the world’s most stringent regulatory and safety requirements.