Orlando, FL, April 28,2021–Today at MRO Americas, a leading aeronautical maintenance event, Embraer announced the signing of multi-year agreements for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP) program with two  airlines: Azul Linhas Aéreas  Brasileiras  S.A., from Brazil, and Republic Airways Inc., from the U.S., providing these customers an efficient spare parts planning and replenishment operation with state-of-the-art  support  from the Embraer, the aircraft manufacturer.

“We are glad to renew these agreements with our long-time key customers, which are important endorsements fort he ECI Program and Embraer Services& Support in general,”said Danielle Vardaro, Head of Worldwide Customer Support and Aftermarket Sales, Embraer Services & Support.“Our goal is to always provide the best support, delivering products and solutions that will  solve  customer problems. In  this  regard,  the  ECIP program optimizes the  airline’s inventory while at the same time increases the availability of spare parts for the aircraft fleet.”

Under  these contracts,  Embraer  will manage the  planning  and  replenishment  of  a  sizeable portion of both customers’ spare parts stock requirements covering the E-Jets and E-Jets E2s fleets operated by each airline, respectively. ECIP main benefits include guaranteed availability of  parts,  optimized  inventory  with  reduced  inventory  holding  costs,  fixed  spare  parts  prices, short replenishment lead times and a door-to-door delivery service.

Introduced  in  2002,  the  ECIP  program  takes  advantage  of  Embraer’s  large  expendables inventory,  global  purchasing  power,  and  sophisticated  software  to  accurately  plan  and  stock contracted expendables at the best possible pricing.