São José dos Campos, Brazil – February 28th, 2023 – Embraer has signed a commercial agreement with Ocean Explorer do Brasil, a Brazilian helicopter operator, for the use of Beacon, the maintenance coordination digital platform that connects resources and professionals for a faster return-to-service. Ocean Explorer is the first helicopter operator to use Beacon to help bring contextual communication between its maintenance teams and external partners, simplify flows and improve maintenance operations.
“We are excited to onboard the first helicopter operator into the Beacon digital platform. We designed Beacon to keep all kinds of aircraft flying - and that counts also for even helicopters. Wherever there is room to facilitate interactions among different maintenance players, to leverage contextual communication around maintenance events, and to make the maintenance workflows easier, there is space for Beacon,” said Marco Cesarino, Head of Beacon.
“Beacon is the ideal solution for Ocean as we seek for a smarter and digital maintenance operation. With Beacon, our team can communicate with maintenance centers, engine maintenance representatives, and other external partners in real time without the trouble of searching for information on emails and phone calls. We need to make sure the helicopter is always available, so keeping information safe and accessible to everyone involved is critical”, said Daniel Braz, General Manager at Ocean Explorer do Brasil.
Ocean Explorer is a Brazilian helicopter aircraft management company, which operates an Airbus ACH160, one of the most sophisticated and technological helicopters in the world. Brazil has more than 2,000 helicopters flying every day, and São Paulo has the largest fleet in the world among cities, with more than 400 aircraft and 2,200 daily takeoffs and landings, according to a survey carried out by the Brazilian Association of Helicopter Pilots (Abraphe).
Beacon is the innovative maintenance coordination digital platform for faster return-to-service of all types of aircraft. Beacon is a digital platform born of Embraer-X market accelerator and powered by Embraer to synchronize the aviation services ecosystem in a more agile and efficient way to keep aircraft flying. Beacon aims to unleash high-value interactions and business opportunities to multiple stakeholders within the service ecosystem. The platform provides solutions to streamline unscheduled aircraft maintenance interruptions.
Through an easily accessible digital web and mobile application (IOS and Android), Beacon's main goal is to connect companies and professionals with one another in a revolutionary way. The technology fosters real-time collaboration during maintenance activities, accelerating the return-to-service of aircraft.
A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer has businesses in Commercial and Executive Aviation, Defense & Security and Agricultural Aviation. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing after-sales service and support to customers.
Since it was founded 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, transporting more than 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the main manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service centers and parts distribution, among other activities, in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.
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