U.S.’s ExpressJet Reaches 5 Million Flight Hours for its All-Jet Fleet of ERJ 145s

Written by thomas · Filed Under Commercial 

September 1, 2009


The largest operator of the aircraft, worldwide, celebrates historic milestone
São José dos Campos, August 31, 2009 – Embraer joins
its Houston-based customer, ExpressJet Airlines,
exclusively operating over 240 ERJ 145 jet aircraft, in
celebrating yet another landmark in this partnership: five
million flight hours for its ERJ 145 fleet, which has been
in operation since 1996.
“As the launch customer for the Embraer ERJ 145 fleet,
we truly value our relationship with Embraer,” said Jay
Perez, Staff Vice President of Material Services at
ExpressJet Airlines. “We have become the world’s most
reliable operator of Embraer equipment, and are proud of reaching five million flight hours with a
maintenance completion factor of over 99.9%,” added Perez.
“On behalf of Embraer employees, worldwide, we congratulate ExpressJet for this
outstanding achievement. The relationship and mutual success we share with this special
customer make us deeply honored and proud,” said Bruce Peddle, Embraer Vice President,
North America – Airline Market, during a brief ceremony held at ExpressJet’s hub, as he
presented a commemorative plaque to the airline’s management and maintenance teams.

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