Embraer has opened the Global Customer Centre


Embraer Global Customer Centre opened in Melbourne, Florida and delivers first US built Phenom 100

Embraer Melbourne openingEmbraer has opened the Global
Customer Centre in Melbourne, Florida
and delivers the first Phenom 100 assembled in the United States to Robert Taylor,
chief executive of Executive AirShare.

Photograph: ribbon cutting opening ceremony

“It is a historic day for Embraer.
After 32 years of continuous presence in the United States, we are extremely
proud to have reached full-fledged operations that not only assembles aircraft
in a state-of-the-art paperless factory, but also hosts our executive jet
customers in the equally impressive Customer Centre,” says Frederico
Fleury Curado, Embraer president and chief executive “Furthermore, with the on-schedule completion of our Customer Centre and
imminent delivery of the first Phenom 100, Embraer reiterates its commitment to
be closer to its customers and to maintain a strong partnership with the state
of Florida and the Brevard County community”.

“I applaud Embraer’s progress at Melbourne International
Airport and congratulate the company
on the completion of the state-of-the-art Customer
Center,” said Florida Governor
Rick Scott “This center’s
opening, in conjunction with Embraer’s first US
manufacturing plant, which began operations on the Space
Coast in February, further illustrates
that Florida
is open for business and provides innovative opportunities.”  

“The rapid progress that Embraer is
making toward becoming fully operational in Melbourne is commendable,” said
City of Melbourne Mayor Harry Goode “I
continue to be impressed by the way that Embraer is moving directly forward
with this major investment in the future of the company, and in our community.
 We look forward to welcoming the customers who will visit the new
facility from around the world.”

“Embraer’s opening of the Customer
Center at its facility at Melbourne International Airport is the culmination of
a project that the county has been very fortunate to be associated with,”
said Brevard County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Chuck Nelson “Congratulations to Embraer; we at the county
look forward to many more years of working alongside this great company as we
look to further diversify and expand our economy.”

Embraer Phenom 100During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Kansas
City – based fractional aircraft provider, Executive
AirShare, was presented with the first US made Phenom 100 entry level jet. “Executive AirShare is proud of the honour of
having the first delivery of an aircraft that Embraer has produced in the United States”
says Robert Taylor, chief executive of Executive AirShare “Upon delivery of this aircraft, our fleet
will grow to 18 Phenom 100 and Phenom 300, serving the Central US and Great
Lakes regions.”

Photograph: First US built Phenom 100 executive jet

“The presentation of the first Melbourne-produced
Phenom represents the pinnacle of success in this project and demonstrates the
culmination of the entire project team’s efforts.  We look forward to
welcoming Embraer’s global clientele and showcasing all the Space Coast
has to offer,” said Lynda Weatherman, president and chief executive of
the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast.
“Embraer’s location decision is the
highest compliment the company can pay to our community. We wish Embraer much success and continued
growth on the Space

“The Embraer sales and marketing teams
are thrilled to bring the Company’s Executive Jets headquarters to Melbourne” says
Robert Knebel, vice president of sales for North America Embraer Executive
Jets “From this outstanding facility,
we will be providing our customers worldwide with the best tools available to
select the interiors, paint schemes and options tailored to their specific
needs and tastes.”

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