Embraer opens first U.S. final assembly plant
Feb. 22, 2011, Melbourne, Fla. - Embraer announced Melbourne as its chosen location for the new 150,000 sq ft facility, for its portfolio of executive jets. The facility includes a 80,000 sq ft hangar and modern paint shop and will begin operations with the production of the Phenom 100 entry level executive jet.
A second construction phase for the company’s Customer Center has begun. At this facility, customers will be able to design the interiors of their Phenom, Legacy and Lineage executive jets with the use of 3D visualisation technology, supported by a showroom with a collection of interior finishing materials. It is scheduled to be completed by the time Embraer delivers the first Phenom 100 assembled at the facility in the fourth quarter of 2011.