Embraer to open new service centre in Brazil


Embraer will open a new service centre at Sorocaba

Embraer SorocabaEmbraer will open a new service centre at the Bertram Luiz Leupolz airport, Sorocaba. Embraer currently has a fleet of more than 100 executive jets operating in Brazil. The company has signed a concession agreement, with the State of São Paulo, in a ceremony attended by Governor Geraldo Alckmin.

With an estimated investment of $25 million during the first five years of the project, this and work to be carried out at the airport by the State government, will establish Sorocaba, located 90 km from the city of São Paulo, as one of the country’s executive aviation hubs.

The new service centre will have a hangar five times as large as the centre located at Embraer’s headquarters, in the city of São José dos Campos. It will also include hangars, VIP lounges, customers meeting rooms and administrative offices, as well as facilities offering a broad range of maintenance, repair, hangaring, and FBO services, focusing on customer operational flexibility.

“The global support network for Embraer’s executive jets now consists of some 60 own and authorized service centers. Brazil, as one of our main markets, deserves special attention,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, vice president of operations, Embraer Executive Jets. “By the end of 2012, the flight simulator for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 executive jets in Brazil will be operational, improving our customer services for this exclusive segment.”

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