Embraer Services & Support has unveiled maintenance programme improvements for the Legacy 600, Legacy 650 and Lineage 1000 business jets. For the Legacy 650 and Legacy 600, Embraer has eliminated the need for an intermediate stop for low utilisation customers, which means the inspection package of tasks to be performed every six months, named LU6, is now extended to an annual inspection (LU12 package).
For the Lineage 1000, Embraer has eliminated the requirement to remove the forward auxiliary fuel tanks during the 48-month check, doubling the interval to the 96-month check. This upgrade represents a remarkable improvement in the Lineage 1000 maintenance programme, increasing aircraft availability and reducing maintenance costs.
Both improvements are the result of an analysis review and optimisation process applied to fleet field data, which is collected with the help of the Embraer service centres network. It also reinforces Embraer's commitment to providing continuous maintenance programme improvement to both the customers and operators as an after-sales support.
The Lineage 1000 is an ultra-large private jet based on the successful E190 commercial aircraft platform. After its entry-into-service in 2009, Embraer launched a new variant in 2013, the Lineage 1000E, and today the aircraft is operated all over the world.
Currently, these models represent a total of 291 aircraft that fly around the world. Of this total, 157 are Legacy 600s, 108 are Legacy 650s and 26 are Lineage 1000s.