A contract has been agreed for Lisburn-based aerospace manufacturer Causeway Aero to become the manufacturer for aircraft seating systems supplier Pitch Aicraft Seating Systems. The announcement was made in advance of both companies attending the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), taking place in Hamburg, Germany, starting with 2 April.
“We have a great product in a buoyant market and our decision to appoint Causeway Aero as contract manufacturer, given their team, systems, certification and new manufacturing facility, puts us in a highly competitive position to support the increasing global demand for our products,” said Gary Doy, chief executive of PITCH.
The contract win follows Causeway Aero’s acquisition of Belfast Aircraft Stress Engineers (BASE) in October of last year.
“This is a day to celebrate the aerospace industry in Northern Ireland. We are delighted that Pitch has appointed Causeway Aero as their contract manufacturer and we will now be moving full steam ahead to engage with the Northern Ireland supply chain to ensure that we deliver for Pitch,” said Michael Rice, chief executive of Causeway Aero.
“I’ve no doubt in my mind that one of the key decisions for Pitch was not only Causeway Aero’s ability to deliver quality and on time every time, but also the experience of Northern Ireland’s supply chain. We have some of the best engineering and manufacturing companies in Northern Ireland; suffice to say the proof is in their delivery, quality and performance year on year,” Michael added.