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Heroux-Devtek captures top award from Embraer

Nov. 29, 2011, Longueuil, Que. - Héroux-Devtek Inc. today announced that Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer awarded the Embraer Suppliers Award - ESC 2011 in the Development Program category to its Landing Gear products operations.


November 29, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

One of eight companies worldwide honoured in as many categories, Héroux-Devtek had won the same award in 2009.

This award recognizes performance excellence in quality, flexibility, deliveries, customer support and development by Héroux-Devtek's Landing Gear products operations for their involvement in the Legacy 450 and 500 business jet programs. The Corporation designs and develops the landing gear for these jets as part of a life-cycle contract obtained in July 2008. The two programs continue to progress and three Legacy 500 prototypes are currently in production.

"Winning such a highly-prized recognition for the second time clearly attests to the global leadership and constant dedication of our Landing Gear products team," said Gilles Labbé, President and Chief Executive Officer of Héroux-Devtek. "Providing outstanding customer service is a core value of our organization and this award is an explicit vote of confidence in this regard. Héroux-Devtek has again proven its status as a world-class provider of superior quality products and services, as it continues to receive prestigious honours from OEMs and military organizations."

"This award further confirms our strong relationship with Embraer which has fostered a true spirit of partnership between the two organizations. More importantly, our entire team remains fully engaged and eager to continue supporting this important development phase for both aircraft programs," added Martin Brassard, Vice-President and General Manager of Héroux-Devtek's Landing Gear products.

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"Great airplanes come about when reliable, highly capable partners have a vision and the know-how to execute," said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, Embraer Senior Vice President Operations & COO, Executive Jets. "Once again, Heroux-Devtek has proven to be a valuable partner as we design, develop and manufacture the next generation of great executive airplanes."