Northern Ireland aerospace company, Causeway Aero, has been appointed as the contract seating manufacturer for Pitch Aicraft Seating Systems (Pitch). The announcement follows’s Causeway Aero’s acquisition of Belfast Aircraft Stress Engineers Ltd (BASE) in October 2018, a 20,000 sq ft manufacturing and production facility which has since received AS9100 Rev D accreditation.
Michael Rice, CEO of Causeway Aero, who was instrumental in Pitch’s move to Northern Ireland, said, “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. 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.”
Gary Doy, CEO of Pitch added, “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. With a proven infrastructure and the availability of a highly skilled workforce Northern Ireland is an excellent location for the volume manufacture of aircraft seats. It is no coincidence that a high percentage of the world’s aircrafts seats are currently being manufactured here.”