Embraer, Azul repair management program supports E-jet fleet

Departments - Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul

Ecommerce aviation parts platform; iBASEt launches MRO software; AAR, BAE Systems expand regional jet support.

November 26, 2019

Embraer executives signed a multi-year flight hour repair management contract with Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras to support the carrier’s fleet of first-generation E-Jet E190 and E195 commercial aircraft.


Embraer’s TechCare portfolio includes more than 300 repairable part numbers and materials and engineering services supported from Embraer’s spare parts facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

With this agreement, Azul secures original equipment manufacturer (OEM) support for its entire Embraer fleet, including the airline’s new-generation E2 jets already covered by Embraer Pool Program. Azul has relied on Embraer for its materials requirements since 2008, when it began operating first generation E-Jets.

Embraer currently supports more than 50 airlines worldwide with its component service provider network.

Ecommerce aviation parts platform

AeroParts Now, an ecommerce solution for aviation part sellers, has launched a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform.

Customers can use the system to synchronize inventory with third-party marketplaces, streamline the quoting process, enhance customer communication, and enable direct-to-customer transactions through custom-branded web and mobile storefronts.

For example, the APN Inventory app allows customers to enroll parts and add product photos, inventory tags, and other certification documentation to parts in the system and a connected enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. It also lets part sellers without an ERP system organize and list parts on storefronts or third-party marketplaces.

AeroParts Now’s SaaS model offers parts sellers greater flexibility and lower overall costs. Customers can add new services as needed or add custom features with AeroParts Now professional services.

AeroParts Now President Will Dent says, “Our platform features will help propel the industry forward by modernizing the way suppliers sell and buyers purchase aircraft parts.”

iBASEt launches MRO software

iBASEt MRO software enables better visibility, speed, and reliability for maintenance and repair of highly engineered products consisting of multiple assemblies with high value and long life cycles.

The software serves original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as well as aerospace and defense maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) providers who must support strict compliance requirements. It provides managers better control and consistency for MRO execution through detailed planning and tracking of parts, labor hours, and required resources.

iBASEt MRO offers operators a complete product history of critical materials and resources for MRO work plans, along with traceability of important sustainment operations such as equipment data, serial numbers, and inspection results, including vendor-supplied parts.

It can integrate with enterprise resource planning (ERP), product lifecycle management (PLM), and other software.

AAR, BAE Systems expand regional jet support

Commercial and government aviation services provider AAR has expanded its component repair and overhaul services with BAE Systems to include a wider range of components to support its regional aircraft programs.

AAR began the component repair contract in January 2019 and expanded the agreement in September. The scope of services focuses on BAE Systems’ out-of-production regional aircraft, with AAR repairing legacy platform components.