Embraer to expand business jet operations in Melbourne

Embraer announced that it will expand its current facilities in Melbourne, Florida, with the addition of a new aircraft assembly line for the Legacy 500/450 twin-engine business jets. The expansion is subject to approval by the appropriate authorities. The company’s campus at Melbourne International Airport currently includes an assembly plant and paint facility for Phenom 100/300 business jets, as well as Embraer’s worldwide customer center for executive aircraft. As previously announced, the company is also constructing an Engineering and Technology Center, currently operating at a temporary facility at the Melbourne airport, which will become part of Embraer’s Melbourne campus in 2014. Embraer President and Chief Executive Officer Frederico Fleury Curado said, “Some 50% of our executive jet deliveries go to the U.S. and more than 60% of the aircraft content comes from U.S. suppliers and industrial partners, so this is a natural step forward to the benefit of our customers.”

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