Embraer opens maintenance facility in Nashville

 - September 15, 2006, 10:02 AM

Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services has opened a new 78,000-sq-ft maintenance facility on Nashville International Airport. According to the company, it opened the facility in response to a rising demand for full-service aircraft maintenance, specifically to meet the requirements of the growing Embraer 170/190 fleet in North America.

The new facility, which joins an existing 125,000-sq-ft structure used for turboprop and regional jet services, includes production shops, support offices and a three-bay hangar capable of accommodating three Embraer 195s. It will also be used to maintain the growing Legacy 600 fleet and other narrowbody aircraft. According to Mauricio Botelho, Embraer’s president and CEO, the growth is part of a broader company decision to increase participation in the MRO global business.