Embraer Delivers First Legacy 500 Bizjet


Hard on the heels of breaking ground on its U.S. assembly facility, Embraer delivered the first Legacy 500, its new midsize executive jet. The Legacy 500 has six-foot, flat-floor cabin and boasts a cabin altitude at cruise of 6000 feet. Equipped with eight passenger seats, the seats can be converted into four beds. The jet will carry four passengers over 3000 nm and is certified to fly as high as 45,000 feet. It uses fly-by-wire technology for its digital flight controls and has a Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite on four 15-inch, high-resolution LCD displays. The integrated avionics system includes auto braking and E2VS (Embraer Enhanced Vision System), which includes a head up display (HUD) with enhanced vision system (EVS).

For the passengers, the in-flight entertainment system is made up of a high definition video system, surround sound, multiple audio and video input options, a cabin management system, and three options for voice communications and connectivity. The launch customer is a Brazilian company, which received the Legacy 500 during a ceremony at Embraer headquarters in So Jos dos Campos, Brazil. “The entry into service of the Legacy 500 is yet another important achievement by our company,” said Marco Tlio Pellegrini, President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “Our teams developed a revolutionary product, which symbolizes our commitment to offer our customers the most innovative solutions in the industry.”