Phenom 300 production begins in Florida
In late August, the first wing and fuselage of the Phenom 300 arrived in the Melbourne, Florida facility. Embraer Executive Jets have now added the Phenom 300 executive jet to their production line, two-shift assembly operation. Full development of the assembly line, including the addition of the Phenom 300, will be completed in the first quarter 2013.
“We have added the Phenom 300 to bring production closer to our customers,” said Phil Krull, managing director of the facility. “Customers have been benefiting from the delivery of the entry-level Phenom 100 produced in Melbourne since last year and we are now ready to expand these operations.”
Since its recent arrival, the fuselage and wing of the Phenom 300 have been readied for the commencement of assembly.
The addition of the Phenom 300 to the assembly line comes as Embraer is developing the Embraer Engineering and Technology Centre USA at its growing aeronautical complex in Melbourne. Scheduled for completion in 2013.
The Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 assembly line has the ability to ultimately produce eight aircraft per month in a mix of the two aircraft produced on a single assembly line. The first US-assembled Phenom 300 is scheduled for delivery in March 2013, one of more than 12 scheduled for production in Melbourne in 2013. The production certificate recently granted by the Federal Aviation Administration for the Phenom 100 will be expanded to include production of the Phenom 300.
Photograph: Two Embraer Phenom 100s in the production facility at Melbourne including msn 302, the 22nd US built example