GOV. SCOTT ANNOUNCES 600 NEW JOBS FOR EMBRAER

By  //  October 30, 2013

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Embraer jet manufacturer to add 250,000 sq. ft. facility at the Melbourne International Airport

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined officials from the Economic Develop Commission of the Space Coast, local politicians and Embraer jet manufacturer President & CEO Frederico Fleury Curado, at the Melbourne International Airport to announce 600 new high-paying jobs for Brevard County.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined officials from the Economic Develop Commission of the Space Coast, local politicians and Embraer jet manufacturer President & CEO Frederico Fleury Curado, at the Melbourne International Airport to announce 600 new jobs for Brevard County. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined officials from the Economic Develop Commission of the Space Coast, local politicians and Embraer jet manufacturer President & CEO Frederico Fleury Curado, at the Melbourne International Airport to announce 600 new jobs for Brevard County. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

The jobs will be phased in as the Brazilian jet maker will add the Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 executive jets in a new 250,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility at the Melbourne International Airport.

Embraer now produces the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 models at their current facilities, also at the airport.

U.S. Rep. Bill Posey

U.S. Rep. Bill Posey

Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge), who was unable to attend the announcement said, “I applaud Embraer for choosing to build its new assembly plant on Florida’s Space Coast.”

“Their expansion here will give our local economy a boost by creating hundreds of high-skill, good-paying jobs for Space Coast workers. This demonstrates that the State of Florida and Brevard County continue to make this a business-friendly community.”

HIGH TECH AIRCRAFT

The Legacy 500 is a midsize business aircraft with a range of 3,000 nautical miles with best-in-class six-foot flat-floor cabin, which is even wider than some aircraft in the super midsize category.

The jobs will be phased in as the Brazilian jet maker will build the Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 executive jets in a new 250,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility at the Melbourne International Airport.

EMBRAER-300

Embraer currently employs more than 250 workers at their plant at the Melbourne International Airport. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Eight club seats may be berthed into four beds, and the in-flight entertainment system consists of a high definition video system, surround sound, multiple audio and video input options, a cabin management system, and three options for voice communications and connectivity.

The Legacy 500 is the first midsize business jet with Full Fly-By-Wire technology, featuring side stick flight controls, the state-of-the-art Pro Line Fusion avionics suite on four 15-inch high resolution LCD displays, and capable of paperless operations, with graphical flight planning, and options electronic Jeppesen charts and maps, and the E2VS  (Embraer Enhanced Vision System).

For more information about Embraer Executive Jets see www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com

BELOW VIDEO: Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined officials from the Economic Develop Commission of the Space Coast, local politicians and Embraer jet manufacturer President & CEO Frederico Fleury Curado, at the Melbourne International Airport to announce 600 new jobs for Brevard County.

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