Embraer Services & Support announced a couple of maintenance program improvements to its Legacy and Lineage business aircraft this week at the Dubai Airshow. On the Legacy 600 and 650, Embraer has removed the requirement for an intermediate stop for low-utilization customers, meaning the inspection package of tasks to be performed every six months, known internally as LU6, has been extended to an annual inspection, or LU12 package.
On its large-cabin Lineage 1000, Embraer no longer requires removal of the forward auxiliary fuel tanks during the 48-month check. Instead, it will be required on the 96-month check. That, Embraer said, will increase aircraft availability and reduce maintenance costs.
Both maintenance program adjustments were made following an analysis review and optimization process applied to fleet field data that is collected through Embraer’s service centers network. “It also reinforces Embraer’s commitment to providing continuous maintenance program improvement, to both the customers and operators as an after-sales support,” the Brazilian airframer said.
Currently, there are 157 Legacy 600s, 108 Legacy 650s, and 26 Lineage 1000s in the active fleet.