HOP! awards Spairliners for E-Jet after-sales component services

Long term support of 26 Embraer 170 and 190 aircraft

Spairliners GmbH has announced its new contract with the French regional airline HOP! which includes the long term support of 26 Embraer 170 and 190 aircraft. Two months ago, Spairliners, known as the market leader for Airbus A380 Integrated Component Care, has added an equal spectrum for the E-Jet family of the Brazilian manufacturer Embraer to its portfolio. With the latest contract the company now has ten regional airlines under contract.

With its new E-Jet inventory and continual development within the project, Spairliners receives full support from two well respected MRO providers (Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Lufthansa Technik) and their comprehensive spare part stock. Lionel Guérin, HOP! Chairman and CEO explains: "HOP! is a very demanding customer regarding its suppliers, with a specific focus on their service level. We renewed our trust in Spairliners as they proved to be the right supplier for HOP! being able to meet all our requirements." Spairliners enables its customers unlimited access to 1,100 part numbers (P/N) of the Embraer aircraft type including repairs invoiced per flight hour.

"The expansion of our portfolio by integrating E-Jet component services is the result of our continuous success with our A380 Integrated Component Care program. This success has enabled us to take on a new challenge and allows us to grow with the addition of Embraer airline customers," Andre Schulte-Bisping, CFO at Spairliners, says. "The after-sales component services for E-Jets is an integral part of our growth strategy," summarizes CEO, Olivier Mazzucchelli. "Our approved business model now brings out an advantageous solution for all E-Jet operating airlines and additionally, an alternative to the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). We are expecting to have more than 200 E-Jet aircraft under contract in 2014, including E-Jets from our mother companies Air France KLM and Lufthansa."