Embraer has signed a long-term Pool Program services agreement with Star Air to support the airline's growing E175 fleet. Star Air has leased four E175s in 2022 and two of them have started operations since May 2023. The contract provides access to the Pool Program, which includes component exchanges and repair services for a wide range of repairable components for the airline’s E175s.
The E175 Pool Program agreement is in addition to the ongoing pool program for Star Air’s fleet of five ERJ145s. Star Air’s 12-month average schedule reliability stands at 99.67%, one of the highest among ERJ145 operators.
“We thank Star Air for their continued trust in us as they expand the Pool Program coverage across their growing fleet. We stand hand in hand with them as they further connect several regions of India,” says Johann Bordais, President & CEO, Embraer Services & Support.
“As Star Air spreads its wings across the country, the Pool Program will enable us to leverage on the reliability and performance of the E175s and the expertise of Embraer’s support and services team,” says Capt. Simran Singh Tiwana, CEO of Star Air.
Star Air’s operations will benefit from the AHEAD (Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis) Premium which comprises early detection capabilities by monitoring systems trends and patterns, to increase aircraft availability, minimizing unexpected maintenance downtime, reducing technical interruptions, and avoiding flight cancellations. This is aimed at enhancing the dispatchability of Star Air’s E175 fleet.
Star Air is an all-Embraer jet operator, and flies to multiple destinations across India, both scheduled and non-scheduled (charter) flight services. Star Air is the first airline to offer business class seats on regional routes.
The Embraer Pool Program is designed to allow airlines to minimize their upfront investment in high-value repairable inventories and resources, while taking advantage of Embraer’s technical expertise along with its vast component repair service provider network. The results are significant savings on repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required warehousing space, and the virtual elimination of the need for resources required for repair management, while ultimately providing guaranteed performance levels. Currently, the Pool Program supports more than 50 airlines worldwide.