Embraer Partners With UPS For Parts Distribution

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Embraer has come up with an innovative way to ensure timely parts delivery. The Brazilian planemaker has teamed with UPS to create a new certified parts distribution center in Louisville. UPS Supply Chain Solutions will operate the distribution center, which will supply parts to service center throughout North America, serving the continent and the Caribbean. Embraer says the arrangement will allow for overnight parts delivery virtually anywhere in that geographical area on orders placed before midnight. "In addition to the three recently-inaugurated service centers, this achievement further confirms our readiness to support our North American and Caribbean customers, including those who will begin to fly their Phenom 100s," said Edson Carlos Mallaco, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support and Services Executive Jets.

Because it's certified, the Louisville complex will be able to generate and receive airworthiness tags for parts. With the delivery of the first Phenom 100 entry level jets scheduled for this week, the certification of the distribution center closes the loop on continent-wide support for the aircraft. "UPS is pleased and excited to be partnering with Embraer in supporting the Phenom jets. With the existing well-defined Embraer processes as a building block, UPS plans to employ its own best practices to make the Louisville operation one of Embraer's most fluid and efficient," said Scott Blandford, UPS Operations Manager.