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Embraer and Air Peace Sign Services Agreement for E2 Fleet

Embraer has signed a comprehensive long-term services agreement with Air Peace, the largest airline in Nigeria and West Africa, to support the airline's fleet of E195-E2 and ERJ 145 jets.

The contract includes access to the Pool Program, which includes component exchange and repair services for hundreds of items on Air Peace's Embraer aircraft, and the installation of Ahead-Pro (Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis - PROgnosis) in the fleet. of the company's E195-E2.

The services agreement with Embraer is critical to Air Peace's operational success, and will provide the airline with immediate access to an efficiently managed parts inventory, while reducing its investment requirement for the initial supply of spare parts.

The Pool Program will offer the most efficient and reliable solutions to the Air Peace fleet. The airline will benefit from the availability of spare parts, realizing significant savings in repair and service costs while maintaining a profitable operation.

The Pool Program is designed to allow airlines to minimize their initial investment in high-value inventory and repair resources, as well as to leverage the technical expertise of Embraer and its vast network of component repair service providers.

Currently, the Pool Program supports over 50 airlines worldwide. Ahead-Pro is a state-of-the-art maintenance diagnostics management tool. The system leads to the optimization of preventive and corrective maintenance planning management and has been well recognized by customers all over the world.

The system is based on web platforms that allow airlines to continuously monitor the health of the aircraft even in flight. This is done through the automatic, real-time transmission of alert and maintenance messages from aircraft systems that will be received by a ground base and used to generate fault identification reports.

Troubleshooting and planning of maintenance resources takes place even before the aircraft arrives at its destination, optimizing the time to return to operation between flights.

Air Peace is the first customer in Africa of the E2, the newest, most efficient and most comfortable aircraft in the segment. The airline is also the first global customer for Embraer's innovative tiered premium seating design.

The company has 13 firm orders for the E195-E2, with purchase rights for another 17 aircraft of the same model, while still operating eight ERJ 145 jets. Five aircraft of the 13 firm orders were delivered in 2021, with more deliveries scheduled for this year.

Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 150 seats. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service centers and parts distribution, among other activities, in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

Since its founding in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, carrying more than 145 million passengers a year.

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