Ten years ago, a dream was fulfilled on Florida’s Space Coast: the grand opening of Embraer’s Global Customer Center and production facility in Melbourne, Florida.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony, which represented a pivotal moment for Embraer and Brevard County, was attended by former Governor Rick Scott, who had this to say at the event:
“This center’s opening, in conjunction with Embraer’s first U.S. manufacturing plant, further illustrates that Florida is open for business with innovative opportunities.” The President of Florida’s Economic Development Commission added to the above sentiment, commenting, “[Embraer] helped create the wave for the rebirth of the area,” blazing the trail for other aerospace companies to follow our lead.
Since opening, more than 10,000 guests have passed through the doors of the Global Customer Center to get a taste of the ultimate experience in business aviation. The two-story, 58, 000 sq. ft. Global Customer Center was designed in alignment with the innovative style of Embraer. Its functionality is driven by the customer experience—from the sales stage, through configuration and until the final delivery ceremony.
Whether welcoming guests to the state-of-the-art facilities, building the industry-leading portfolio, hosting the Industry Collaborator’s Summit (ICS), or giving customers genuine moments of “wow” with their aircraft, the global headquarters allows visitors to experience a truly human-centered approach to private aircraft. The 67-acre campus in Melbourne is also home to a production center responsible for assembly of the Phenom family of aircraft and final assembly of the Praetor family, as well as the Embraer Engineering and Technology Center (EETC).
In honor of this important milestone, this timeline takes you on a journey of Embraer’s disruptive presence on the Space Coast.