(06 Aug 2021)
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
Currently, the Pool Program supports more than 50
The deal follows
Porter’s firm order for 30
E195-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further 50 aircraft,
which the airline will use for a major expansion in North America.
“This service agreement with Embraer is
fundamental to Porter’s operational success,” said Michael Deluce, President & CEO, Porter Airlines.
“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
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,
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.
“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.
Porter Airlines will be the North American launch
customer for Embraer’s E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft.
Porter’s investment is set to disrupt the Canadian aviation
landscape by increasing competition and creating as many as 6,000 new jobs.
Porter intends to
deploy the E195-E2s to popular business and leisure destinations
throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico and Caribbean,
from Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto Pearson International
Porter’s first delivery and entry into service is
scheduled to start in the second half of 2022.
The E195-E2 accommodates between 120 and 146
passengers. Configuration plans for Porter’s E2s have not yet been
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