FAA Approves Embraer’s Sorocaba Service Center in Brazil
São José dos Campos, Brazil, May 16, 2016 – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified Embraer Executive Jets’ service center in Sorocaba, Brazil, today for maintenance of the company’s complete business jet portfolio. The approval followed the recent certification granted by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
With certification from these important aviation authorities, in addition to the one already conferred by Brazil’s ANAC agency, the Sorocaba service center is among a select group of maintenance and repair shops in Latin America supporting Embraer’s business jets registered in Brazil and abroad.
The 216,000-square-foot Embraer facility at Bertram Luiz Leupolz airport in Sorocaba near São Paulo offers a full range of services for the Phenom, Legacy and Lineage business jets families, as well as world-class accommodations and VIP lounges for passengers and crew, hangaring and aircraft ground services for all types of business aircraft. Up to 40 jets can be serviced simultaneously in the facility’s two hangars.
Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. About every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.