Embraer Chooses OnFlight as Authorized Service Center

OnFlight is familiar with the Embraer fleet after operating them for more than a decade.

The Embraer Praetor is among the aircraft OnFlight services. [Credit: iStock]

OnFlight Inc., a flight and maintenance operation based at Lunken Airport (KLUK) in Cincinnati, announced its approval as an Embraer-authorized service center by Embraer Executive Jets. In its new role, OnFlight will expand Embraer’s network of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services.

As a Part 135 operator since 2000, OnFlight has worked with Embraer aircraft since 2011 and focused on them exclusively since 2016. With the latest authorization, the company expands to include work as a Part 145 repair station dedicated entirely to Embraer aircraft. Operations are expected to begin during the first quarter of 2024 at KLUK.

“We have chosen to intentionally focus exclusively on Embraer’s product line, based on extensive knowledge of these aircraft, Embraer’s state-of-the-art technology, and overall quality of design and manufacturing,” said David Crockett, OnFlight’s president. “This singular focus ensures a high level of expertise and efficiency versus other independent alternatives who offer generalized service on numerous aircraft types and models, each presenting complex customer support challenges.”

Adding authorized service centers to its network is part of Embraer’s strategy to strengthen its presence in the competitive markets for light, midsize, and super-midsize business jets. The company’s product line includes the Phenom 100EX, Phenom 300E, Praetor 500, and Praetor 600.

“We are very pleased to deepen our relationship with OnFlight,” said Frank Stevens, Embraer’s vice president of MRO Services. “This new approval will allow us to meet the high demand across the entire Executive Jets network. Expanding our capacity, capability, and footprint is an important step to continue to bring value to our customers."

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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