Scoot, one of the new customers of the E2 family of jets, signed a service contract for Embraer’s Pool Program, the manufacturer announced on Tuesday.
The Pool Program is a maintenance and support service that includes more than 300 parts, and allows operators to minimize investment in inventory of repairable parts and specialized labor.
Scoot, a low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, signed a leasing agreement in May with Azorra Aviation to receive nine E190-E2 jets.
“This strategic arrangement with Embraer will minimize maintenance delays for the E190-E2, essentially boosting operational readiness,” said Ng Chee Keong, COO of Scoot.
“Working hand in hand with Scoot, we are gearing up for the E190-E2 entry into service next year. We are leveraging on Singapore’s solid aviation ecosystem and we look forward to Embraer’s modern, fuel-efficient E190-E2 taking the skies in Scoot’s livery,” said the new CEO of Embraer’s Services and Support division, Carlos Naufel.
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Scoot’s first E190-E2s will be delivered in 2024 and will join the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320 and Boeing 787 jets.
Currently, the Pool Program supports more than 60 airlines worldwide, according to Embraer.
Singapore as an Embraer service hub
Focused on expanding its presence in Southeast Asia and Oceania, Embraer is investing in Singapore as a hub for services and training.
The company has a Regional Distribution Center in the Changi Airport free trade zone and is about to open a full flight simulator and E2 pilot training program in partnership with CAE.
The new simulator will be located at the Singapore Airlines Training Center.
In addition to Embraer itself, Fokker Services also announced that this week it had obtained approval from the Australian aviation authority to provide maintenance services for E190 jets at its facilities in Singapore.
Located at Seletar Airport, the unit already provides maintenance and support services for Fokker and ATR aircraft and will now be able to receive Embraer jets operating in Australia.
Currently, there is a large number of E-Jets in the country, as a result of the expansion of the airline Alliance and the partnership with Qantas.