Sao Paulo - Embraer and Widerøe, Scandinavia's largest regional carrier and the launch operator of E190-E2, have reached an agreement for the "Spare Parts Pool Program" for the E2 fleet that will soon be incorporated by the airline.
It is the first Pool contract signed for the E-Jets E2 series, the second generation of the E-Jets family aircraft from Embraer.
The contract will cover more than 300 components for the airline's E190-E2 jet fleet. Widerøe will receive the first E190-E2 in April 2018 and start operations with the aircraft shortly after the delivery.
This contract reminds me the first Pool we signed for the current generation of E-Jets 14 years ago. It was just for one aircraft and ended up being the first of many,said Johann Bourdais, the President & CEO of Embraer Services & Support.
Widerøe again demonstrates confidence in Embraer, its products, and the support level, which deepens our responsibility and commitment to the airline,he added.
Widerøe's contract with Embraer is for up to 15 E2 jets, consisting of a firm order for three E190-E2, plus purchase rights for 12 more aircraft of the same type.
Embraer began supporting us the same day we signed the contract, and this support continued to develop, in partnership with our team, to ensure the smoothest possible entry into service of this excellent aircraft,said Stein Nilsen, the CEO of Widerøe.
Our peers, as well as other airlines and operators, enthusiastically join the Embraer's Pool Program and it was instrumental in our decision to join the program,he added.
Embraer's spare parts pool program currently supports more than 40 airlines worldwide.