Embraer Flies First U.S. -Built Phenom 300 | Flying Magazine

A Phenom 300 takes to the skies from Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Stephen Mosley Sr. – OPShots Contributor //

Embraer on Wednesday flew the first U.S.-built Phenom 300 after the light twinjet emerged from a new factory in Melbourne, Florida. Delivery will be made to Embraer Executive Jets for use as a flight demonstrator.

Embraer said the production time for the Phenom 300 was half that of the first Phenom 100 built in Melbourne, reflecting the maturation of its production processes there. The company said it plans to build eight Phenom 300s once the U.S. factory reaches full capacity.

Embraer opened the Melbourne production facility in February 2011 and inaugurated a nearby 58,000-square-foot Global Customer Center on December 5, 2011. Last month the Brazilian company broke ground on the newest venture at its U.S. aeronautical campus, the 67,000-square-foot Embraer Engineering and Technology Center USA, which is expected to be completed in mid-2014.

via Embraer Flies First U.S.-Built Phenom 300 | Flying Magazine.

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