Florida jet manufacturer lands big orders at Paris Air Show

Brazilian jet maker Embraer, with U.S. headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, has landed orders for up to 365 twin-engine passenger jetliners.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s office made the announcement Monday while Scott was in Paris, leading the state’s delegation to Florida Pavilion at the Paris Air Show.

“We are proud of Embraer’s success at the air show today,” Scott said in a release.

embraer“Embraer is the first foreign airplane manufacturer to build planes in the U.S. and they chose Florida for those operations. Embraer is also a sponsor of the 2013 Florida Pavilion, which makes them an incredible partner and a force for job creation in the Sunshine State.”

Since January 2010, when Scott took office, Embraer has created close to 500 jobs in Florida from Jacksonville to Melbourne, Scott’s release said.

Frederico Curado, president and CEO of Embraer and Gary Spulak, president of Embraer Aircraft Holding, have been awarded Governor’s Business Ambassador Awards for job creation in Florida, the release stated.

There are 16 Florida-related aerospace companies represented at the Florida Pavilion, according to the governor’s office, the largest contingent from the United States.

Participating companies are Aerospace Precision, Inc.; Associated Aircraft Manufacturing and Sales, Inc.; Avionica, Inc.;  BRPH Architects – Engineers, Inc.; Commercial Jet, Inc.; CTS Engines; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Future Metals; Infinity Air, Inc.; JAXUSA Partnership; JBT AeroTec; Loos & Company; Pinellas County; Relli Technology; The Beacon Council; Turbopower, LLC.

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