São José dos Campos, Brazil -November 8, 2022 – Embraer-X signs a commercial agreement with Aero-Masters, a European MRO provider, for the use of Beacon, the maintenance coordination platform connecting resources and professionals for faster return-to-service aircraft. Aero-Masters intends to use Beacon to enhance its maintenance coordination and help more airlines keep passengers flying, simplifying communication around maintenance events of all types of aircraft models and boosting team collaboration, also improving knowledge exchange, and streamlining workflows around maintenance events.
“We are excited to partner with Beacon to empower our team for better collaboration, as they offer our best-in-class maintenance services to our airline customers. The platform approach is a game-changer for us, improving team awareness of critical maintenance status, enhancing knowledge exchange, and making our operations more efficient and sustainable,” said Michal Szutkowski, CEO of Aero-Masters.
By onboarding Aero-Masters, Beacon is expanding its presence within the European MRO market, complementing Aero-Masters’ standards for service excellence to their commercial aviation customers. Being one of the first MRO companies trained on the E-Jets commercial aircraft, Aero-Masters has an active part in performing service bulletins, introducing planes to the airline fleet, and creating service centers worldwide. They can perform many C-checks on aircraft of prestigious airlines, such as KLM, BA Cityflyer, LOT Polish, FinnAir, Lufthansa, AirDolomiti, Air Bulgaria, Helvetic, Austrian, FlyBe, Air Astana, and others.
“As a fleet-agnostic platform, Beacon is an ideal partner for Aero-Masters. We are thrilled to help them to collaborate smarter with operators in the platform, improving their coordination efficiency and fostering more effective collaboration. These gains are returned in profits, sustainability, and customer satisfaction as they keep flying,” said Marco Cesarino, Head of Beacon.
Based in Poznan, the Polish company has experience in carrying out heavy maintenance and inspections as well as in handling line maintenance. Its team can support aircraft storage and de-storage, delivery (to, from lessor or manufacturer), and entry-into-service for new start-ups.
Through this partnership, Beacon’s platform will continue to expand its footprint across the commercial market, the number of aircraft served, stations supported, and support its mission to reduce out-of-service time and delays for all types of aircraft across the globe.
Based in Poznan, Poland, Aero-Masters offers the highest quality of maintenance for passenger aircraft keeping safety as the highest priority, always in accordance with EASA Part 145 regulation. Their team were ones of the first trained on Embraer 170/175 and 190/195 airplanes, they took an active part in performing service bulletins, introducing planes to the airline fleet, and created service centers around the world. They can perform many C-checks on aircraft of prestigious airlines, such as KLM, BACF, LOT, FinnAir, Lufthansa, AirDolomiti, Air Bulgaria, Helvetic, Austrian, FlyBe, Air Astana, and others.
Incubated by Embraer-X, Embraer's market accelerator for disruptive businesses, Beacon is the maintenance coordination platform for faster return-to-service. It is an innovative platform designed to connect and synchronize industry resources, the aftermarket supply chain, and aviation services professionals 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 is initially focused on providing solutions to 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 triggers a network of accredited providers, fostering real-time collaboration during unplanned maintenance activities, accelerating the return to service of aircraft.
Embraer-X is a market accelerator committed to developing solutions that transform life’s experiences. As an organization, we are uniquely positioned to lead the world at the intersection of disruptive innovation, autonomy, and air mobility because the values that drive our work are deeply human, cross-culturally resonant, and completely tech-enabled.
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 with 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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