World-Class Air Show, Aircraft Delivery Milestone and National
Conference Convene at MLB
MELBOURNE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#APEXatMLB–A world-class air show, aircraft delivery milestone, tenant expansions
and national air service development conference highlight Aviation
Excellence Week at Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) in
Florida March 31 – April 6.
The weeklong schedule of events bring a well-deserved spotlight on the
growing airport and the business sectors expanding airside at MLB.
Airside tenant Embraer Executive Jet kicked off the festivities today
with the delivery of its 400th Phenom 300 business jet
assembled on the MLB campus. The Phenom 300 has been the best -selling
business jet in the world for four years running, and Embraer has
quadrupled its presence at MLB.
Tomorrow, April 1, tens of thousands of spectators will descend on the
airport for the Melbourne Air and Space Show, joined Monday, April 3, by
hundreds of aviation colleagues from airline and airport sectors for a
national air service development conference. The air show features the
U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds as well as the French Air Force aerobatic team
Patrouille de France which is returning to the USA after a 30-year
absence. Both are hosted by Apex Executive Jet Center which is
celebrating the expansion of its FBO facilities adjacent to its 28,000
sq. ft. hangar under construction.
MLB Executive Director Greg Donovan, A.A.E. welcomed the teams with
enthusiasm (see photo). Air Show Sponsor Northrop Grumman recently
landed the largest DOD contract in U.S. history to design the nation’s
long range strike bomber (B-21) at MLB and is showcasing unique aircraft
as part of the air show’s static displays.
“Presenting four air shows in three years is a daunting task, but our
airport authority saw the value in showcasing this airport’s attributes
to tourism, airline and business prospects,” said MLB Executive Director
Greg Donovan, A.A.E. “It was the right decision and is paying enviable
dividends to this airport and this community. Hosting the national air
service development conference is another smart move. The momentum in
Melbourne is more than a branding statement, this week shows the reality
of a shared vision. These events showcase the tangible growth that has
been achieved by team MLB and I am grateful for our employees’
dedication to excellence.”
Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB)
Lori C. Booker, APR,