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Embraer certified to upholster in Fort Lauderdale
The manufacturer will now be able to design entirely new upholstery looks for the Legacy and Praetor within the original type certification limits.
An upgraded Praetor 500 interior.

Embraer has announced that the Embraer Executive Jet Service Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been certified as a Collins Aerospace completion centre 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 its Executive Jet interior design team. It will also allow foam reshaping and the creation of new bolster designs with, options that customers haven't previously had in the aftermarket.

“We are very excited to announce the certification as a Collins Aerospace upholstery completion centre. 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 honoured to be recognised for this hard work,” says Frank Stevens, vice president, global MRO centres, Embraer Services & Support.

The 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 centre for the Legacy and Praetor aircraft product lines. The upholstery certification will allow Embraer the flexibility and agility to support its growing customer base,” says Ian Webb, vice president of sales, executive seating for Collins Aerospace.

With more than 50 years in aerospace, Embraer says it aims to deliver the ultimate experience in business aviation through aircraft that feature disruptive technology, performance and comfort. Its current portfolio consists of the Phenom 100EV; the Phenom 300E; and the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600.

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