BDL Facility Will Serve Northeastern US
Embraer celebrated the opening Thursday of its hangar at Bradley
International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT. This is the second of
three new service centers the company will have up and running in
the US for its executive jets this fall.
The facilities are part of an investment of over US$ 100 million
in the infrastructure and organization necessary to support
Embraer’s growing number of executive jets customers.
"Embraer’s decision to open these new Company-owned and
operated facilities, even before the first Phenom 100 jet is
delivered, gives witness to our focus on supporting North American
customers through 24 locations, in 18 states," said Edson Carlos
Mallaco, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support and Services,
Executive Jets. "Around the globe, we are preparing a highly
competitive network of 45 service centers that will deliver
excellence to our growing customer base."
The first Embraer-owned service center fully dedicated to
executive jets in the US was opened last September 15, in Mesa, AZ.
Windsor Locks now joins that facility, and it will soon be followed
by a third at the Ft. Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport
(FLL). The new centers, each with 47,700 square feet, are dedicated
to full-service support for the Company’s Phenom 100, Phenom
300, Legacy 450, Legacy 500, and Legacy 600 executive jets.
The latest Embraer facility, which will service the New England
region, consists of a hangar, workshops and office space, for an
estimated cost of US$ 10 million. The Company is committed to
creating approximately 60 jobs in the community, over the next five
years, and initial administrative personnel and mechanics are
By the end of October, they will complete training for servicing
the Phenom 100 model. Partners in the Embraer project include the
State of Connecticut, the Bradley International Airport Authority,
and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT).