Embraer celebrated the opening of its US-based, global Customer Center, at the Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida.
The new 58,000sq ft Customer Center becomes the new location for global customers for the entire range of Embraer corporate aircraft to select colors, fabrics, paint schemes and options for their aircraft. The facility also serves as the delivery suites for all US assembled Phenom 100s.
Florida Governor Rick Scott joined the Economic Development Commission and a host of officials at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “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 U.S. 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.”
Partners in the Embraer project include the State of Florida, the Economic Development Commission (EDC) of Florida’s Space Coast, Melbourne International Airport, Enterprise Florida, the City of Melbourne, and BBVA Compass Bank. BRPH, which is located in Melbourne, designed the facility, and Walbridge was the builder.