Embraer and Republic sign USD $250 Million agreement for Components Pool Program

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer and Republic Airways have reached an agreement on a Flight Hour Pool Program whereby Embraer will provide component support for more than 400 repairable part numbers, including systems such as hydraulic, electrical and engine components, for Republic's fleet.

The program has a value of approximately USD $250 Million and will cover up to 308 aircraft, potentially including Republic's recent aircraft order of 47 E175 aircraft and 47 options. The Republic E-Jets family of aircraft will be covered through February 2020; the ERJ 145 family will be covered through December 2017.

"This agreement with Republic continues to broaden and deepen our relationship with one of our most valued, long term customers," said John Linn, Vice President, Services and Support, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation, "We are very proud of the trust the largest E-Jets operator in the world has placed in Embraer services."

"As we look to achieve best-in-class economics in the operation of our aircraft fleet, we believe it makes sense to leverage our manufacturing partners' expertise at the component MRO level," said Republic CEO Bryan Bedford. "We are very confident that the Embraer Flight Hour Pool Program will provide the quality, timely service and necessary maintenance savings for our growing E-jet fleet from this leading aircraft manufacturer. We look forward to incorporating these benefits into our operations."

Embraer's Flight Hour Pool Program, which is currently supporting more than thirty airlines worldwide, is designed to minimize airlines' up front investment on high-value repairable inventories and resources, while taking advantage of Embraer's technical expertise and its vast component service provider network. The results are a significant savings on repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required warehousing space, virtually eliminating the need for resources required for repair management, and ultimately, guaranteed performance levels.

This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect Embraer's businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where Embraer does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company's investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words "believe", "may", "is able", "will be able", "intend", "continue", "anticipate", "expect" and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. Embraer does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.

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SOURCE Embraer S.A.



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