Embraer’s service center at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., will return to full-service status. The service center opened in 2008 as a full executive jet service center, but was virtually mothballed, performing only AOG support for Embraer business jets in the Northeast. The 47,700-sq.-ft. facility is again offering full-scale maintenance services to Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 500, Legacy 550, Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 operators in the region.
Two Embraer-owned maintenance centers have been in full-scale operation in Mesa, Ariz., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., since 2008. Each center has a hangar, workshops and office space and provides full-service care, including routine inspection; scheduled and unscheduled maintenance; airframe, engine, avionics and systems repairs; 24/7 assistance; AOG mobile rescue teams; and an expendable and rotable parts inventory.
Jacques Blondeau, director of Embraer Executive Jets MRO centers, stated, “The [Bradley] workforce will be expanded to include a full — mainly local — staff structure including aircraft and powerplant technicians, avionics and electrical technicians, dedicated aircraft inspectors, [supported by] a network of specialists for additional services such as paint, interior or other optional modifications.”