Brazilian authorities certificate Legacy 450
The Embraer Legacy 450 has been given its full type certificate by Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC).
Embraer can now begin delivering aircraft to Brazilian operators. The first aircraft due to be delivered in the fourth quarter.
Two aircraft were used in the flight test campaign. The first aircraft flew for the first time on December 30 2013.
The company was given the type certificate during the first day of the Latin America Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition is Sao Paulo, Brazil.
“We are especially thrilled with the Legacy 450 certification, delivering on our commitment to reach this milestone just one year after the Legacy 500,” said Humberto Pereira, vice president, engineering and technology, Embraer. “The Legacy 450 introduces true innovation in its class. This is also a reward for our teams’ passion and dedication to bring this truly revolutionary aircraft to market, and I congratulate each team member for this achievement.”
Embraer is expecting to receive the aircraft’s full type certificate in the coming weeks, with the European EASA certification following shortly afterwards.
“We are very pleased to confirm that all Legacy 450 design goals have been achieved or exceeded,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, president and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “This aircraft is also a game changer in the mid-light segment. With better speed, range and field performance than originally planned, the Legacy 450 sets a new standard for its class.”