The recent trend line has been for US manufacturers to move assembly lines for their aircraft to points overseas reflecting the pressure of the buying country demands for local production and others forced by the lower costs of foreign labor.
Embraer, Brazil’s world class manufacturer, has decided to position a production line in Melbourne, FL. Having an FAA Type Certificate must have made it easier to get an FAA production certificate. Embraer also has several US located Part 145 repair stations.
PS – Embraer also announced the establishment of an RJ plant in China; so they remain global in their distribution of facilities.Share this article: