Embraer and Kenya Airways recently announced at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow the signing of a multi-year contract for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP) program. Under this contract, Embraer will take over the planning and replenishment of a sizeable portion of Kenya Airways’ spare parts stock covering the 15 Embraer E190 aircraft operated by the airline.
ECIP is part of a suite of services that Embraer offers or has under development to support the worldwide growing fleet of Embraer aircraft through TechCare, the new Embraer platform that assembles the entire portfolio of products and solutions to deliver the best experience of services and support. Main benefits of program include guaranteed availability of parts, optimised inventory with reduced inventory holding cost, fixed spare parts prices, short replenishment lead times and a door-to-door delivery service.
“Having Kenya Airways as a customer for ECIP is a strong endorsement for the program and Embraer Services in general, proving that our customers can get the state of the art support of the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) with a competitive value”, says Johann Bordais, President and CEO at Embraer Services & Support | TechCare.
“With the ECIP program we will be able to optimize our inventory while at the same time increase the availability of spare parts for our aircraft”, says Ron Lussier, Head of Material Management at Kenya Airways.
Introduced in 2002, the ECIP program takes advantage of Embraer’s large expendables inventory, global purchasing power, and sophisticated software to accurately plan and stock contracted expendables at the best possible pricing.
Embraer aircraft have been operating in Africa since 1978, when the first Bandeirante turboprop arrived on the continent. The company continues to consolidate its presence in the region’s fast-growing aviation industry offering the best solutions in services and support to its customers.