Embraer announced today at the MRO Europe, a leading aeronautical maintenance event, that it has signed the renewal of the Pool Program with TAP express, TAP Air Portugal’s subsidiary. The contract includes broad support for components to the airline’s E-Jets fleet. Currently, Embraer’s Pool Program supports more than 50 airlines worldwide.
“Over the years, Embraer’s support has proven to be of tremendous value to our operation. Having Embraer at our side gives us the peace of mind of being able to focus only on day-to-day operations in order to offer passengers our best service,” said Valter Fernandes, Managing Director of TAP express.
Since 1998, TAP express, formerly known as PGA-Portugália Airlines, has trusted Embraer for the support of its components via the Pool Program while operating its ERJ 145 aircraft. In 2016, the airline introduced the E-Jets in its fleet, which currently counts for 13 jets, and the partnership was extended to the new type.
“We are really glad to extend our long-time partnership with TAP for many years to come,” said Danielle Vardaro, Head of Worldwide Customer Support and Aftermarket Sales. “The renewal with TAP, a company recognized worldwide for its operational excellence, is an endorsement of the support work of Embraer and our service teams.”
Embraer’s Pool Program is designed to allow airlines to minimize their upfront investment on high-value repairable inventories and resources and to take advantage of Embraer’s technical expertise and its vast component repair service provider network. The results are significant savings on repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required warehousing space, and the virtual elimination of the need for resources required for repair management, while ultimately providing guaranteed performance levels.