Volvo Aero Services to distribute Embraer parts in US
Embraer has established a four-year partnership with Volvo Aero Services in the United States, naming the company as an official distribution centre for Embraer Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) aircraft parts.
Based in Boca Raton, FL, Volvo Aero Services will promote and sell spare parts as an additional Embraer outlet. “Following a comprehensive selection process, Embraer decided to join forces with Volvo Aero Services, to better serve our customers,” says Maurício Aveiro, Embraer's vice-president, customer support – airline market. “We are enthusiastic about the opportunities involved with this partnership, and believe it will significantly increase our spare parts offering in the market.”
The agreement covers materials deemed surplus by Embraer. Volvo Aero Services will manage and promote this inventory, under Embraer’s control, according to established sales goals. Embraer expects to reinforce its materials support by creating this new spare parts distribution channel.
“We have confidence in this partnership and will do our best to promote top-quality Embraer aircraft operations, as an additional outlet for spare parts distribution,” says Claes Malmros, president and CEO of Volvo Aero Services. “This contract is an example of our ongoing commitment to the development of a long-term service strategy and recognition of our reputation in the aviation aftermarket.”
Around 4,000 part numbers for the EMB 110 Bandeirante, EMB 120 Brasilia, and ERJ 145 family were included in the initial agreement. Embraer is working to expand the deal to cover the surpluses from its production activities and other opportunities.