Embraer Melbourne receives first Phenom 100 fuselage and wings


US facility begins building first US manufactured Phenom 100 executive jet

First Phenom 100 at MelbourneEmbraer Executive Jets facility in Melbourne,
Florida recently took delivery of the fuselage
and wing parts of the first Phenom 100 executive jet to be assembled in the United States. The arrival of the fuselage confirms that the company remains on
target for the production of the first Embraer aircraft scheduled to be
delivered to its customer before the end of 2011.

“The arrival of parts into
the brand new 80,000 square feet assembly facility for the Phenom 100 was a
meaningful moment for our employees in Melbourne,”
says Ernest Edwards, president, Embraer Executive Jets. “It is
a milestone that reiterates our commitment to our US presence and to our customers
worldwide. It also substantiates the
success of this innovative product as we all look forward to start deliveries of the
first made-in-America units.”

The Phenom 100 was the most delivered business jet in
the world in 2010, further strengthening Embraer’s increase in overall
executive jet market share. The assembly of these jets in Melbourne will help re-invigorate aerospace
activity in an area strongly impacted by the ending of the Space Shuttle

“We currently have 69
qualified engineers and other aviation technicians – some of which are former
NASA employees, working on the Phenom 100 assembly line in this Brevard County facility,” says Phil Krull, Embraer managing director of Embraer
Executive Jets. “We expect to have a
total of 200 employees hired by the end of 2012, as production ramps up.”

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