São José dos Campos – Brazil, October 19, 2021 – EmbraerX signed a multi-year agreement with Republic Airways Inc. for the use of Beacon’s maintenance coordination platform, which will support the airline’s digital transformation. Beacon will support all maintenance operations and accelerate aircraft’s return-to-service time by integrating the platform into Republic’s stations and will include each of their on-call maintenance providers. Republic Airways is currently one of the largest regional commercial operators in the US with a fleet of 223 aircraft, operating regional flights for the three largest US carriers.
The relationship with Republic started in January 2020, when the company partnered with Beacon as its launch customer for the commercial aviation segment in the US. By implementing Beacon, Republic and their whole suite of maintenance service partners gained a competitive advantage thanks to the platform’s efficiencies in resolving maintenance cases. As an early adopter of Beacon, Republic has been validating and testing Beacon’s product features with its users in the large regional independent operators’ segment.
“When we introduced Beacon, we were determined to find a better way to manage our daily maintenance operations and continue driving efficiencies. Beacon has allowed our teams to be more mobile– to track, join and connect to events – bringing aircraft back to service faster by bringing our ecosystem of partners on board with the digital transformation.Our success depends on supporting our partners in doing work efficiently,” said Dale Cash, Director of Maintenance at Republic Airways.
Over the first six months of 2021, Republic saw an average delay decrease as they adopted Beacon at their base stations. As traveling takes off and Republic flight volume increases, their overall out-of-service delay time has held steady, making a case for Beacon’s technology in managing interruptions and accelerating return-to-service time.
“Republic Airways has been an incredible innovation-driven partner and is applying technology to deliver outstanding value to its codeshare partners and passengers.Together, we are harmonizing the aftermarket ecosystem and unlocking some of the current constraints by applying 21st-century solutions to boost existing processes. We are very proud of expanding our relationship with Republic to build a strong case of the minutes saved per case, the overall time saved in out-of-service delays, identify new use cases, and leverage operations-centric insights to support leaders in making sharp business decisions on a daily basis,” commented Marco Aurelio Cesarino, Head of Beacon.
By extending this agreement, the Beacon platform is continuing to expand its footprint and its mission to reduce out-of-service time and delays for all types of aircraft across multiple aviation segments, done by leveraging collaboration and value-based services at scale among different stakeholders.
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About Republic Airways
Founded in 1974, Republic Airways is one of the largest regional airlines in the U.S. Republic operates a fleet of nearly 200 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with about 1,000 daily flights to 100 cities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Central America.The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its codeshare partners’brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. Republic currently employs more than 6,000 associates and is the second largest regional airline in the country. Learn more at www.rjet.com.
Incubated by EmbraerX, 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.
EmbraerX 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 some where 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.