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Survitec Group Awarded Embraer Contract

Dépèche transmise le 5 septembre 2011 par Business Wire

Survitec Group Awarded Embraer Contract

Survitec Group Awarded Embraer Contract

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Survitec Group Limited (Survitec), world-wide manufacturers and distributors of survival technology for the marine, defence and aerospace industries, is pleased to announce it has been selected by Embraer to provide an integrated liferaft system and maritime emergency locator beacons for the KC390 programme.

“This programme marks Embraer’s first step into military transport aircraft, and we required a partner to develop and supply a complex integrated life raft system that is externally deployable. Survitec’s proven performance with such solutions, coupled with a best value, sustainable and low risk proposal secured the contract award.”

Eduardo Bonini Santos Pinto, Senior Vice President Operations & COO, Embraer Defence and Security commented, “This programme marks Embraer’s first step into military transport aircraft, and we required a partner to develop and supply a complex integrated life raft system that is externally deployable. Survitec’s proven performance with such solutions, coupled with a best value, sustainable and low risk proposal secured the contract award.”

The Embraer KC390 is one of the most modern and complete aircraft in its category. Survitec will supply its RFD Aerolite 30 type liferaft with three liferafts being fitted per aircraft to satisfy crew and passenger payload requirements. Two key attributes of the system are ease of boarding and the Automatic Canopy Erection which offers enhanced survivability. These distinguished the Survitec solution from other alternatives.

David Griffiths, Vice President of Defence Sales at Survitec Group, added, “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract which demonstrates our broad range of defence and aviation capabilities and expands an important geography for Survitec. We provided the best value proposition to Embraer and offered a design solution without compromise. We have a long standing and successful relationship with Embraer and we are looking forward to developing this further in a new region."

Survitec has worked with Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force for a number of years, notably on the Super Tucano training platform on the provision of single seat liferafts. This new development forms a key part of Survitec’s future growth plans to expand its geographical footprint in Latin America.

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About Embraer

Embraer is one of the world's principal aircraft manufacturers, a position achieved due to the constant and determined pursuit of full customer satisfaction. With a global customer base and important internationally renowned partners, Embraer contributes to world integration through aviation, shortening distances between people and offering the most modern technology, versatility and comfort in airplane travel.

Throughout its 40-year history, the Company has been involved in all stages of design, development, manufacturing, sales and after-sales support for aircraft in the commercial, executive, defense systems and agricultural aviation segments. It has produced more than 5,000 aircraft operating in 92 countries on five continents, and it is the market leader for commercial jets with up to 120 seats. Embraer manufactures some of the best executive jets in operation, and is now entering a new level in the defense segment.

About Survitec Group Ltd

The Survitec Group holds market-leading positions worldwide in marine, defense and aerospace survival technology, bringing together best-in-class brands with reputations for quality, design and innovation. With an extensive history spanning over 160 years and a portfolio of some of the most reputable brands in the safety and survival industry, Survitec is committed to product innovation, technological advancement and quality assurance. Key products within the Survitec Group include marine, defense and aviation liferafts, world leading submarine escape technology, lifejackets for commercial airlines and the offshore industry as well as pilot flight equipment, including anti-g clothing used for the Eurofighter and JSF programmes. The Group also pioneered marine evacuation technology and today the unique Marin Ark system is used on many major cruise ships across the globe.

With seven manufacturing sites and a global service and distribution network, Survitec partners with some of the best names within the industries it operates to offer the fastest, highest quality service as possible. Each manufacturing facility has a dedicated Research & Development team who work tirelessly to continuously improve each product, ensuring Survitec is always ahead of the ever changing demands of each of its market sectors. Through rapid organic and acquisitive growth, Survitec has consistently grown revenue and profitability securing over £160 million of global sales in 2010.

For more information please visit www.survitecgroup.com

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