Sonaca of Belgium is to outsource production of some of the front and rear fuselage sections it manufactures for the Embraer RJ-145 to Patria Finavicomp of Finland, which has been hit by closure of Saab 2000 production. The last components for Saab will leave its plant in Halli, Finland, later this year. The company says that Sonaca signed the co-operation agreement to cope with increasing demand from Embraer, which intends to increase the production rate to six a month by May.

Source: Flight International