Embraer opens first US final assembly plant

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Brazilian aircraft manufacturer opens their first US final assembly plant in Florida

Ribbon Cutting at EmbraerEmbraer has opened of its first US aircraft final assembly plant at Melbourne International
Airport in Florida. The new 80,000-square-foot hangar
and modern paint shop facility will begin with the production of the Phenom 100
entry level executive jet.

In May 2008, Embraer announced Melbourne as its chosen location for the new
150,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, worth some $50 million, for its
portfolio of executive jets.

A second construction phase for the company’s Customer Center has already begun. At this facility,
customers will be able to design the interiors of their Phenom, Legacy and
Lineage executive jets, supported by a showroom with a collection of interior
finishing materials. The second phase should be completed by the time Embraer
delivers the first Phenom 100 assembled at the facility in the fourth quarter
of 2011.

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