UK’s Eastern Airways Joins Embraer’s Pool Program

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed December 1, 2016 18:21

UK’s Eastern Airways Joins Embraer’s Pool Program

Eastern Airways is the most recent operator to join the E-Jet family, by signing a Flight Hour Pool Program contract. The pool agreement, for up to six years, covers more than 300 part numbers for Eastern Airways’ two recently acquired E170 jets. The airline, based in the UK, also operates three Embraer ERJ 145 jets.

“We have demonstrated to Eastern Airways that the Embraer Pool Program is the most complete solution to support their new E-Jets operation, ensuring availability and competitive operating costs”, said Johann Bordais, Vice President, Services & Support, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Whatever the fleet size, the Pool Program is the perfect low investment solution to support airline operations 24/7.”

Tony Burgess, Eastern Airways’ Chief Operating Officer, said: “The addition of the E170 jets gives us tremendous flexibility as the only airline in Europe offering this modern aircraft type dedicated to the charter market.  The introduction of these latest aircraft has enhanced our capabilities, offering superb range and additional flexibility to meet the charter market’s requirements, and the Pool Program will help support our aircraft operations.  We will continue to look at opportunities to further enhance our fleet.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed December 1, 2016 18:21