What can Brown do for Embraer? We´re about to find out. The Brazilian planemaker´s new distribution center, operated by UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Louisville, KY, has been certified by the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC). The certification by ANAC is also recognized by the US Federal Aviation Administration.
The distribution center supports the Embraer executive jet fleet in North America and the Caribbean. It maintains a complete stock of repairable, expendable and structural parts for Phenom jets at the Louisville Worldport, which is UPS´s largest air cargo hub. "In addition to the three recently-inaugurated service centers, this achievement further confirms our readiness to support our North American and Caribbean customers, including those who will begin to fly their Phenom 100s," said Edson Carlos Mallaco, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support and Services – Executive Jets. "We have had an excellent relationship with UPS, the world´s largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services, with its broad-based express delivery network."
In order to assure availability where needed, Embraer will also stock critical parts throughout the US at its authorized service centers, including the company-owned distribution center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Orders requested up to midnight Eastern Standard Time can be delivered by the next morning to customers virtually anywhere at the thousands of destinations served by UPS in North America. Additionally, the certification of this site enables it to receive and generate airworthiness tags for spare parts used on Embraer products, saving customers time and expense.
"UPS is pleased and excited to be partnering with Embraer in supporting the Phenom jets. With the existing well-defined Embraer processes as a building block, UPS plans to employ its own best practices to make the Louisville operation one of Embraer´s most fluid and efficient," said Scott Blandford, UPS Operations Manager.