Embraer’s Legacy 450 Jet Now FAA-certified

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The Legacy 450 business jet, an all-new mid-light design featuring fly-by-wire technology and sidestick controls, is now FAA-certified, the company announced on Monday. The jet was first certified in Brazil, a few weeks ago. Deliveries will start in the fourth quarter of this year, the company said. The jet has a top speed of Mach 0.83 and a range of up to 2,575 nm, and seats up to nine in the cabin. “The digital controls [in the cockpit] produce a smoother flight, improve performance, and reduce pilot workload,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, in a news release. More

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