Embraer opens executive jets service center in Mesa, Arizona
Sept. 15, 2008, São José dos Campos – Embraer celebrates the opening of its 47,700 sq. ft. hangar, today, at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, in Mesa, Arizona.
September 16, 2008 By Carey Fredericks
|Embraer and community representatives participate in Mesa inauguration.|
Sept. 15, 2008, São José dos Campos – Embraer celebrates the opening of its 47,700
square-foot (4,431 square-meter) hangar, today, at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, in Mesa,
Arizona. The new facility is dedicated to full-service care for the Company’s
Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 450, Legacy 500 and Legacy 600 executive jets.
“The grand opening of this service center
reinforces Embraer’s long-term commitment
to providing a full-service support network for
its growing fleet of executive jets in North
America and signals its readiness for the
Phenom 100 to enter service,” said Edson
Carlos Mallaco, Embraer Vice President,
Customer Support and Services, Executive
Jets. “The Mesa facility is part of the
Company’s investment of over US$ 100
million in the infrastructure and organization
needed to ensure convenient and efficient
support and services to its executive jets
The new Embraer facility consists of a hangar, workshops and office space, for an estimated
investment of US$ 10 million. The Company’s commitment to the community is to create
approximately 60 jobs over the next five years. The first employees are already hired. By the
end of September they will complete training for servicing the Phenom 100 model.
“What an exciting day for the City of Mesa, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and the entire
region, as Embraer officially opens its new service center,” said Scott Smith, Chairman of the
PMGAA Board of Directors and Mayor of Mesa, Arizona.
“This is exactly the type of
company we want at the airport and in our community – a globally-recognized aerospace
leader with a track record of success.”
Partners in the Embraer project include the State of Arizona, the City of Mesa, and the
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority.
Architectural and engineering firm Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc., designed the
new facility, and Chase Construction was the builder, both based in Nashville, Tenn., U.S.,
where an Embraer Service Center provides support for its commercial E-Jets and the Legacy
600 and Lineage 1000 executives jets.
The executive jets service center network owned and operated by Embraer in the country will
soon include locations at Ft. Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport, Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla., and Bradley International Airport, in Windsor Locks, Conn. Ribbon cutting ceremonies
for Florida and Connecticut will also take place this fall.
Each facility will be capable of providing full-service aircraft care, including routine
inspection, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and airframe, engine, avionics, and
other systems repairs, 24/7 assistance, Aircraft On Ground (AOG) mobile rescue teams, and
an inventory of expendable and repairable parts. Services may also include painting and
Embraer’s authorized service center network in the U.S. is comprised of 24 locations and
spans 18 states. By the end of 2008, Embraer will have seven wholly-owned (four in the U.S.)
and 38 authorized service centers, worldwide.
More about Embraer Executive Jets at www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com .
*Photo – (Left to Right) Mayor Art Sanders, Town of Queen Creek, Scott Kalister, Executive
Vice President of Executive Jet Customer Support for North America; Lynn Kusy, Executive
Director at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport; Bob Davis, Managing Director and COO of
Embraer Executive Jet Services for North America; Scarlett Spring, Senior Vice President of
Business Development for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council; Mayor Scott Smith,
Mayor of the City of Mesa and Chairman of the Williams Gateway Authority Board of
Directors; Edson Mallaco, Vice-President Customer Support and Services, Embraer Executive
Jets worldwide; Wiliam Jabjiniak, Director of Economic Development for the City of Mesa;
Gary Spulak, President of Embraer Aircraft Holding; Marco Lopez Jr., Director of the
Arizona Department of Commerce; Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Allison-Ray, of Gila River
Indian Community; Ernie Edwards, Vice President Sales & Marketing for North America,
Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean;
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