Embraer is set to open a new maintenance facility to service business jets such as the Phenom and Legacy aircraft in Brazil by the end of 2009.

The 19,380ft² facility located near São José dos Campos Airport will offer scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for the Phenom and Legacy executive jet families, becoming the second maintenance facility in Brazil to do so.

It will also provide remote assistance for aircraft that cannot reach the facility, is certified for instrument operations and does not have slot restrictions for flights.

The service centre is expected to begin operations by the end of 2009.