Embraer announced today, at the 2021 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual convention and exhibition, that the Embraer Executive Jet Service Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been certified as a Collins Aerospace Completion Center for in-service aircraft upholstery and cushion.
The updates are available for the Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Praetor 500, and Praetor 600 executive jets.
Using soft good materials and coverings, the certification enables Embraer to offer new upholstery designs, which will be provided by Embraer’s Executive Jet Interior Design Team.
It will also allow foam reshaping and the creation of new bolster designs with, options that Embraer customers haven’t previously had in the aftermarket.
“We are very excited to announce the certification as a Collins Aerospace Upholstery Completion Center. Collins’ trust in Embraer enhances our capabilities for seat design, modification and repair,” said Frank Stevens, Vice President, Global MRO Centers, Embraer Services & Support.
“This is a milestone achievement that allows us to better serve our customers, providing seat modification capabilities and repair for executive aircraft seating.
“The Embraer team is proud and honored to be recognized for this hard work”.
This approval is specific to cabin seats, including in-service seats and new seats installed on in-service aircraft, which gives Embraer the ability to design entirely new upholstery looks within the original type certificate limits.
“We are pleased to have certified Embraer Fort Lauderdale as an upholstery completion center for the Legacy and Praetor aircraft product lines,” said Ian Webb, Vice President of Sales, Executive Seating for Collins Aerospace.
“The upholstery certification will allow Embraer the flexibility and agility to support their growing customer base”.