Posted on: 21 September 2016 by Mark Howells
Embraer has inaugurated a new manufacturing facility for its premium seating solutions subsidiary, Embraer Aero Seating Technologies (EAST), in Titusville, Florida.
The operation will soon start production of seats including those for the first class cabin of its E-Jets E2 family aircraft.
Embraer’s partners on the project include Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, and the North Brevard Economic Development Zone.
The EAST facility represents Embraer’s fourth expansion in Florida since the company announced its intentions to assemble executive jets there in 2008. Embraer’s facilities, combining Melbourne and Titusville, now total approximately 500,000 square feet and are comprised of production, engineering, sales, customer support, and administrative offices.
“Having spent nearly 50 years designing and developing aircraft for various markets, Embraer recognises the distinct importance of the aircraft seat, the ultimate customer touch point. That’s why we made the strategic decision to bring this expertise in-house,” commented Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, Embraer’s president and CEO.
“I want to thank Embraer for their continued growth and commitment to Florida,” averred Crystal Sircy, EVP and COO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. “When you have a global leader like Embraer consistently selecting your state for these types of job creation projects, it helps us demonstrate Florida’s position as a leader in the aerospace and aviation industry.”