TUI has signed an agreement with Embraer for support on its fleet of E195-E2s. The Pool Program will grant the airline access to component exchanges and repair services.
TUI will take delivery of three E195-E2 from AerCap on long-term lease. The aircraft, from AerCap’s existing fleet, will be delivered in a comfortable 136-seat single-class configuration in the first half of 2023.
The contract will provide the airline access to component exchanges and repair services for more than 340 reparable parts, as well as interchangeable parts for TUI’s Embraer aircraft. Currently, Embraer’s Pool Program supports more than 50 airlines worldwide.
“It’s a pleasure for Embraer to have TUI on board the Pool Program. Beyond having access to all Embraer’s spare parts inventory, TUI will count on the OEM’s expertise to support its E2 fleet,” said Danielle Vardaro, Vice-President of Worldwide Customer Support and Aftermarket Sales, Commercial Aviation, Embraer Services & Support.
Geert Somers, Engineering & Maintenance Director at TUI Airline, commented: “Signing this new agreement with Embraer for the E195-E2 Pool Program, ensures a high component availability and access to a comprehensive support and services package. This will allow us to operate our new E2 jets for our guests according to TUI’s high operational standards.”
According to Embraer, the Pool Program minimizes airlines upfront investment in high-value repairable inventories and resources, resulting in significant savings on repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required warehousing space, and the virtual elimination of the need for resources required for repair management.