Embraer receives certificate for Melbourne


The FAA has presented Embraer its production certificate for Phenom 100 executive jets assembled in the United States

Embraer MelbourneIn a ceremony at Embraer
Executive Jets’ Melbourne Campus, the FAA has presented Embraer its production
certificate to assemble Phenom 100s in the United States. Previously, Phenom
jets assembled in Melbourne have been certified
under the FAA type certificate granted to those produced in Brazil.

“This is a significant milestone for Embraer
and is the culmination of a series of achievements in the last year,” said
Ernest Edwards, president, Embraer Executive Jets. “We opened this facility
just over a year ago, delivered the first U.S.-produced Phenom 100 in December
and the first U.S.-produced aircraft to go to an international customer in

“The production
certificate is a testament to the hard work of a team of Embraer
employees,” said Phil Krull, managing director, Melbourne Production.
 “We are justly proud of this facility in which we combined highly
educated, high-tech people with advanced production techniques that are on the
leading edge of modern aircraft production. Melbourne is Embraer’s first ‘paper-less’
line, a leaner, cleaner and faster process. Our employees here are proving these
concepts and are leading the way. This FAA certification is recognition of