Naples Jet Center, an aviation service provider located at Naples Municipal Airport (APF), has received certification from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) to perform maintenance operations on aircraft registered in Brazil. The approval from ANAC allows Naples Jet Center to provide airframe, engine and avionics services to certain models of jet and turboprop aircraft registered in Brazil.“The ability to service Brazilian-registered aircraft is vital to our continued growth in southwest Florida,” said Matt Hagans, CEO and founder of Naples Jet Center and parent company Eagle Creek Aviation. “We are proud to have partnered with Embraer and worked with ANAC in Brazil from the beginning of the Phenom’s introduction to the U.S. market beginning in 2008, and we intend to continue maintaining the fleet with utmost precision and professionalism. In fact, our first Phenom 300 customer from Brazil has already arrived in Naples to complete the scheduled 72-month airframe inspection series and hot section engine inspections on the installed Pratt and Whitney PW535E engines, all completed at Naples Jet Center.”
The company’s quality control and operations staff dedicated the better part of a year to securing the ANAC certification. The preparation included translating all repair station manuals to Portuguese, along with additional requirements exclusive to ANAC.
“We are known in the industry as Phenom Pioneers and Twin Commander Experts and have previously offered support for those popular models with approvals in Mexico (DGAC), Colombia (UAEAC) and Venezuela (INAC), and now are able to expand our offerings to much more of South America,” he continued. “In the near future, we will extend our support to include additional aircraft models, including Cessna Citation and Beechcraft Hawker jets, better servicing the needs of Brazilian aircraft owners and operators.”