EBACE debut for Legacy 500 prototype
Embraer Executive Jets will debut the prototype Legacy 500 business jet at this year’s EBACE show in Geneva next week. It will the aircraft’s world debut at any show.
The company will also debut the 2013 edition of its ultra-large Lineage 1000. The entry-level Phenom 100, the Phenom 300 light jet and the large Legacy 650 will also be featured in the static display.
“EBACE, Europe’s premier business aviation gathering, is an excellent showcase to debut the Legacy 500 and the 2013 Lineage 1000,” said Ernest Edwards, president, Embraer Executive Jets. “As with the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300 before it, the Legacy 500 is recognized as a game changer in its category. It is the first midsize jet with full fly-by-wire technology for complete envelope protection and improved comfort, efficiency and reduced pilot workload resulting in even more safety. In addition, we are also bringing our new 2013 Edition of the Lineage 1000, featuring an enhanced interior, refined exterior appearance and our Enhanced Vision System EVS.”
The Embraer Executive Jets family recently marked new milestones, culminating with the first flights of the three Legacy 500 prototypes, the delivery of the 200th aircraft from the Legacy family and the transition of its Harbin, China industrial facility to the production of the Legacy 600 and Legacy 650, the first of which is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter. It also recently delivered the first NetJets Signature Series Phenom 300.