São José dos Campos, Brazil - January 17th, 2023– Embraer signs a contract with Vortex Aircraft Services for the use of Beacon, the maintenance coordination platform connecting resources and professionals for faster return-to-service aircraft. Vortex Aircraft Services, a U.S.-based company specializing in aircraft on ground (AOG) and scheduled maintenance events, will use Beacon to enhance maintenance coordination and responsiveness to AOG services, simplify communication around maintenance events of all types of aircraft models, increase team productivity and efficiency, improve knowledge exchange, and streamline workflows.
“As a fleet-agnostic platform, Beacon is an ideal partner for Vortex, a company providing maintenance and repair services on a broad range of aircraft from different original equipment manufacturers. Every minute counts in aviation. Beacon will help Vortex improve their coordination efficiency of AOG events and field maintenance, foster more effective collaboration, and maintain their high standards of quick response to critical maintenance events,” said Marco Cesarino, Head of Beacon.
By onboarding Vortex, Beacon is expanding its presence within the U.S. maintenance and repair market and complementing Vortex standards for service excellence for both their commercial and private aviation customers. “We firmly believe in strengthening the quality of work and response for our customers. The Beacon platform aligns with our vision to expand in Charlotte, NC, which remains a strategic location for Vortex and its customers as a hub for air carriers and all operations traveling through the Southeast United States. By joining Beacon, we continue to make our relationship more dynamic between our customers and us so we can keep them flying,” said Luis Osuna, Director of Maintenance.
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About Vortex Aircraft Services
Vortex was established in 2017 by Luis Osuna with a long-term vision that embraced the dynamics of aviation as a symbol of speed and strength, placing customers at the center of its operation. Osuna’s passion for airplanes began when he took flight lessons in Bolivia, later obtaining his private pilot certificate in the U.S. and obtaining certification as an Airframe & Powerplant mechanic. Through years of hard work and dedication, he has built a business recognized for always going above and beyond, prioritizing safety, and compliance with industry regulations.
Beacon is the innovative maintenance coordination platform for faster return-to-service of all types of aircraft. Beacon is a platform 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 Services & Support to customers after-sales.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.
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