regional jet manufacturer Embraer is to expand its US maintenance operation in
Nashville by constructing a new facility to increase capacity for servicing its
follows the introduction of Embraer 170 twin-jet aircraft into the US fleet and
the development of new types such as the Embraer 190.
Aircraft Maintenance Services (EAMS) is to build a 6,500m2 (70,000ft2)
facility at Nashville International Airport. It will include a three-bay
hangar, capable of housing three Embraer 195s simultaneously, as well as
production shops and support offices.
a nationwide search for a new location we found in the end that Nashville
provided us with the best business option,” says Embraer president and CEO
expansion ensures we have the capacity to meet the requirements of the future.”
already employs over 200 staff at its existing 11,600m2 Nashville
centre; the new facility will enable the company to increase this workforce by
up to another 160.