Embraer set to open new building in Florida


Brazilian aircraft manufacturer breaks ground on Florida Research Center at Melbourne, Florida.

Embraer SA broke ground on the new Embraer Engineering and Technology Center USA, achieving the next milestone in the development of the facility. The new building is expected to open in mid-2014 and will house the 200 employees the Center expects to have by the end of 2016.

“The continuing development of Embraer in Florida reflects our growth as a global company and our commitment to the US market”, said Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer president & CEO.

The Embraer Engineering and Technology Center USA represents a $26 million investment over the next five years by Embraer and is part of the company’s long-term strategy to be closer to its customers and its major markets.

“Our strategy is to increase the scope and depth of our engineering capacity extending it globally and enabling Embraer to take full advantage of the engineering talent and resources throughout the world,” said Walter Pinto Jr, managing director.

The Engineering and Technology Center USA will include a fully capable engineering center complete with 3D Computer Aided Design, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Modeling, 3D Virtual Reality Center, prototype capabilities and sophisticated laboratories and other test equipment.

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