VEM Receives FAA Certification for the Boeing 777 Heavy Maintenance

Rio de Janeiro, April 8, 2008 – VEM Maintenance & Engineering capabilities growth continues, nonstop. In less than a year, the company has added five new heavy maintenance certifications approved by the world’s most important aviation authorities, joining the other certifications that the company has held for a long time for the maintenance of aircraft and their components.

In August 2007, the company received FAA (Federal Aviation Administration - United States), certification, for the Airbus A300-600 and A310. In January and March 2008, came EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification for the A310 and A300-600, respectively. And past week, the FAA has granted certification for servicing the Boeing 777.

VEM has gained its expertise in aircraft maintenance and the repair and overhaul of components in over 80 years of experience. It has more than 16,000 S/N on its Capability List. Its capabilities place it among the top 10 MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) companies, worldwide. As commented by the company’s President, Filipe Morais de Almeida, "...this B-777 certification is in line with the strategy complementing our service portfolio, as a whole, since VEM already performs maintenance services on all of the other models by Boeing, as well as Airbus, Embraer, and Fokker. It also strengthens an opening to the US market, which is very important to us, because it operates a very large number of this aircraft model."

Currently, the company’s list of certification is as follows:

FAA – United States

B727

B737

B747

B757

B767

B777

DC-10

MD-11

A300

A300-600

A310

ERJ-145

EASA – European Union

B727

B737

B747

B767

DC-10

MD-11

A300

A300-600

A310

ANAC – Brazil

B727

B737

B747

B757

B767

B777

DC-10

MD-11

A300

A300-600

A310

EMB-120

EMB-135

ERJ-145

F-100

F-50

F-27

VEM is a company whose corporate philosophy focuses on fully satisfying its customers and, according to its Marketing and Sales Vice President, Nestor Mauro Koch, every effort will be done to exceed the expectations of its clients: "We will continue to invest in technical and technological capability, in order to contribute to the success of our customers’ businesses, which is to offer the safety and reliability needed for their passengers to fly without worry."

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