Embraer and WDL Aviation, a German charter
and ACMI airline headquartered at Cologne Bonn Airport and part of
the Zeitfracht logistics group, have signed an agreement on a
Flight Hour Pool Program to support the airline’s recently leased
fleet of four used E190s.
WDL, which becomes a new Embraer E-Jet family
customer in 2019, leased the aircraft to replace their current
fleet. They will start flying the E190s from March 2019.
The Pool Agreement, which will be in effect
during the duration of the lease, covers access to a large stock
of components at Embraer’s distribution center in Paris, France,
full repair coverage and a selected list of essential components,
parts and services to support the start of aircraft operations.
Walter Böhnke, managing director of WDL
Aviation, said, “Support directly from the OEM is a huge advantage
and we are looking forward to working with Embraer. This
partnership fits naturally with the company’s growth strategy as
it leverages increased competitiveness providing repairable
solutions through reduced lead times and costs, guaranteeing our
daily operations and customer satisfaction.”