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Embraer breaks ground for its first U.S. assembly plant

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Embraer breaks ground for its first U.S.
assembly plant

Embraer broke ground, Dec. 4, 2008, for its first U.S. aircraft assembly plant and customer center at Melbourne International Airport.


December 5, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

Embraer broke ground on Dec. 4, 2008 for its first U.S.
aircraft assembly plant and customer center at
Melbourne International Airport.

Present at the
ceremony were Florida Governor Charlie Crist,
Melbourne City Mayor Harry Goode, and other
distinguished State and local officials manning
ceremonial shovels, along with Embraer President
& CEO Frederico Fleury Curado.

The new facility will be dedicated to the
Company’s executive jet business and is
scheduled for completion in 2010. When full
capacity is reached, up to eight Phenom busines
jets will be produced every month at this facility.
The Melbourne plant will become Embraer’
Executive Jets Customer Center for the
configuration of the Phenom, Legacy and Lineage
jets. Customers will be able to design thei
executive jet’s interior with the use of high-en
3D visualization technology, supported by a
showroom with a vast collection of interior
finishing materials.