SINGAPORE - SIA Engineering (Philippines) Corporation, a subsidiary of SIA Engineering, has inked a deal to become an authorised service centre for Brazilian jet maker, Embraer.
Embraer's E-Jets family consists of the E170, E175, E190 and E195 aircraft.
The appointment of the firm as an authorised centre in the region is a result of Embraer's commitment to enhance its services and support solutions to E-Jets operators in the Asia-Pacific, said Mr Johann Bordais, president and chief executive, Embraer Services and Support.
Given the SIA Engineering subsidiary's capabilities and expertise in aircraft maintenance, Embraer believes that E-Jets operators will see value in the services provided, he added.
SIA Engineering's executive vice-president (operations) Ivan Neo said that the Philippine firm's appointment as an Embraer authorised service centre will strengthen its position and enhance its repair and maintenance capabilities.
This is part of SIA Engineering group's strategy to increase its overall capabilities, which will expand its customer base and offer competitive solutions to E-Jets operators in the region, he added.
The facility in the Philippines which is located in Clark, is a joint venture between SIA Engineering and Cebu Air.
Embraer has a global fleet of 1,200 E-Jets, operated by 80 airlines in 60 countries. There are around 150 E-Jets operating in Asia Pacific and China.