Australia’s Alliance Airlines has entered a multi-year services agreement with Embraer related to the carrier’s fleet of E-190 regional jets.
The pact covers over 300 replacement components, including material and technical administration services provided by the airframer’s facility in Singapore, says Embraer.
“Alliance has world leading on time and operational performance, a key attribute sought by our customers in Australia and the broader region,” says Alliance chief executive Lee Schofield.
“The Repair Management Service Program we have with Embraer will enhance our fleet performance and strengthen our business as it grows,”
Alliance has 12 E-190 regional jets in service, with an additional 20 to enter revenue servicing the coming 12 months.
Of the 32 second-hand E-190s Alliance has purchased, 18 will be wet-leased to Qantas.
In a recent interview, Alliance chief executive said that the E-190s are for growth. Cirium fleets data indicates that so far the carrier has eight E-190s in service.
In addition to the E-190s, Alliance operates 23 Fokker 100s, 13 Fokker 70s, and two Fokker 50s. The Fokker fleet primarily serves the fly-in, fly-out mission for companies in the Australian resources sector.