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. 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,” said Frank Stevens, Vice President, Global MRO Centers, Embraer Services & Support.
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. The upholstery certification will allow Embraer the flexibility and agility to support their growing customer base,” said Ian Webb, Vice President of Sales, Executive Seating for Collins Aerospace.
Embraer is always improving its products with the main goal of providing innovative solutions to increase passenger safety and provide a premium flight experience. As a global company with more than 50 years in aerospace, Embraer delivers the ultimate experience in business aviation through aircraft that feature disruptive technology, performance, and comfort. Its current portfolio consists of the Phenom 100EV, which offers the business aviation experience in its purest form; the Phenom 300E, the best-selling light jet for nine years in a row; and the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600, which with best-in-class flight range, are the most disruptive and technologically advanced midsize and super-midsize business jets, capable of continent-crossing and ocean-spanning missions, respectively.