Embraer Engineering & Technology Center

In 2009, Embraer Executive Jets established their first facility at Melbourne International Airport. In 2011, a second facility was constructed. The company has expanded significantly, adding a third facility – the Engineering and Technology Center USA – to its campus. Space Florida served as a close partner to Embraer throughout the past five years for all of its infrastructure developments and was critical in leveraging financing for the latest facility through its banking partner, PNC.

As a result of the financing provided through Space Florida and the Department of Economic Opportunity, the 75,000 square-foot state-of the-art technology center will employ more than 200 senior-level design and engineering professionals by 2016 with average salaries of $70,000. Space Florida funding also made possible advanced design capabilities in the new facility, including 3D printing machinery, advanced CAD-cam design tools, and virtual reality software that will allow Embraer to design, develop and test prototypes, and manufacture executive jet interiors in a streamlined manner.

Thanks to solid teamwork with state and local agencies, Embraer continues to grow in Florida – and Florida can now boast a world class aviation design center in Melbourne, thanks to Embraer.