StandardAero has been selected by Embraer to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Pratt & Whitney Canada APS 2300 auxiliary power units (APUs) enrolled in the aircraft manufacturer’s Pool Programme. The agreement also covers support of associated APS 2300 line replaceable units (LRUs) enrolled in Embraer’s Pool Program. The APS 2300 APU equips Embraer’s family of E-Jet E1 regional aircraft, including the E170, E175, E190 and E195.
Under the agreement, StandardAero will provide MRO services for the APS 2300 APUs and LRUs enrolled in Embraer’s Pool Program from its Maryville, Tennessee location, which is an OEM-approved Authorised Repair Facility (ARF) for the APS 2300. This multi-year contract extends StandardAero’s support of Embraer’s Pool Program, the company having originally entered into a long-term APS 2300 support agreement with Embraer in 2010.
Commenting on the agreement for Embraer, Johann Christian Jean Charles Bordais, President & CEO, Embraer Services & Support, said: “Embraer is proud to continue its relationship with StandardAero with the renewal of the APS 2300 Pool Program. Both companies have been partners for many years under different platforms. This renewal illustrates StandardAero’s understanding of Embraer’s business model, and it will provide Embraer with cost reduction in our APS 2300 Pool Program. Embraer’s value’s its partnership with StandardAero and looks forward continuing this relationship in the future.”
“StandardAero is delighted to extend its close relationship with Embraer through the renewal of our APS 2300 Pool Program support agreement under this multi-year contract,” commented Randy Mengel, vice president and general manager of the company’s Maryville facility. “We support Embraer and its customers through a number of different engine/APU platforms, including the CF34-8 (E170/E175), AE 3007 (ERJ-145) and PT6A (Tucano), and we are proud of the trust shown in us by Embraer through the renewal of our APS 2300 Pool Program support arrangement. We look forward to continuing to support Embraer and its customers with reliable, cost-effective APU MRO services for many years to come.”
Since the award of the Maintenance Service Agreement (MSA), StandardAero has also been asked to participate in engine LRU opportunities on Embraer’s E-Jet E2 family, of which the E195-E2 and E190-E2 are currently in service with Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. StandardAero is also looking at engine LRU opportunities on the Embraer Tucano family of aircraft, including the A-29 variant operated by the Brazilian Air Force, which is powered by the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68C engine.