October 10, 2014
Embraer breaks ground on Legacy 500/450 assembly facility
Embraer broke ground on its Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 assembly complex in Melbourne, Florida, on October 9th. At the ceremony the Company celebrated this significant addition to its existing 212,000 ft² campus at Melbourne International Airport. The new 236,000 ft² facility is expected to be operational by 2016. It will feature four new buildings: an assembly hangar, a paint facility, a completion center and flight preparation facility, and a new dedicated delivery center. Embraer will add 600 new hires to its almost 400 employees in the area in a ramped up mode over a period of four years beginning in 2016.