LIFT by EnCore is a brand new company, but our heritage goes back more than 40 years

Over that time, we have designed and manufactured interior products for nearly every commercial aircraft - from seats to galleys, lavatories, sidewalls,
ceilings and more. By combining the legacy of EnCore with a new product
development team, averaging nearly fifteen years in aircraft seat design, we
have created a seat that is redefining the narrative in economy class seating.

Jim Downey founded C&D Aerospace in 1972, growing the organization
organically to a multinational, 4,000 employee, $400 million enterprise
before selling the business in 2005. The other half of the EnCore ownership,
Tom McFarland, joined forces with Jim in 1986 to help build the business and
remained with C&D after the sale to continue the growth path to over 5,000 employees and $650 million in sales before reuniting with Jim in 2011.

Jim and Tom joined forces to “start again” with EnCore. Through two strategic acquisitions in 2011 the EnCore group has grown organically at an aggressive pace.

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EnCores new 100,000 sq ft facility in Tijuana, Mexico. 



The EnCore Group is comprised of our dedicated aerospace companies, each
with its own specific focus.

  • EnCore Interiors, dedicated to galleys, monuments and floor to floor interiors.
  • EnCore Composite Structures, manufacturing highly engineered composites assemblies for commercial and military applications.
  • EnCore Mexico, Opened in October 2015, our Tijuana, Mexico facility supports all EnCore operations.
  • And LIFT by EnCore, devoted to commercial aircraft seating.