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Embraer and Compass Airlines reach long-term agreement

July 18, 2011, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - Embraer and Compass Airlines have reached an agreement extending the current total support program through 2020, covering their current fleet of 36 EMBRAER 175 jets.


July 18, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

With this agreement, the company becomes Embraer’s largest customer under this program.

“We are very proud to provide support to Compass Airlines through our service solutions programs, which include over 4,000 part numbers,” said John Linn, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support & Services, Airline Market – North America. “With this contract extension, the airline has demonstrated a high level of confidence in the reliability and availability of Embraer services for their fleet.”

The program is designed to allow airlines to minimize their upfront investment on expensive inventories and resources, while taking advantage of Embraer’s technical expertise and vast repair and supplier networks. The result is a significant savings on inventory carrying costs, a reduction in required warehousing space, virtually eliminating the need for resources required for repair management, and, finally, guaranteed performance.

“Compass Airlines is always in search of cost effective ways to improve our operation while safeguarding the efficiency and quality of its services,” said Rick Leach, President and CEO of Compass Airlines and President of Trans States Holdings. “We trust that Embraer’ services will help keep our aircraft flying, while protecting the cost efficiency of our operations and the quality of our services.”

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