February 3rd, 2009, 02:49 AM
Aleia (France/Portugal, aeronautics) is planning to build a €10 million aircraft manufacturing plant at Covilhã (north) creating 100 new jobs by 2011. The plant will start by assembling ultra-lights made by Dyn Aero its subsidiary from June, 2009. The plant is due to produce 200 ultra-lights/year primarily for the leisure market. From 2011 it will switch to making 4-6 seat air taxis.