Embraer and FlightSafety completes first pilot training on Legacy 500


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Embraer and FlightSafety International have completed the training of the first class of pilots for the new Legacy 500 executive jet. The announcement was made at the MEBA show in Dubai.

The simulator was qualified as Level C by the FAA and by Brazil’s ANAC.

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Edson Carlos Mallaco, Vice President, Customer Support and Services, Embraer Executive Jets said: “Well before the entry into service of the Legacy 500, we built out a global support network for our customers. Our solid partnership with FlightSafety International resulted in the joint development of a complete high-level training solution.”

Training is being conducted at FlightSafety International, in St. Louis, Missouri.

FlightSafety International is also Embraer’s training service provider for Legacy and Lineage executive jets.

The Legacy 500 received certification from ANAC in August and from the FAA in October. EASA certification is expected shortly.

The first Legacy 500 was delivered to a Brazilian customer in October.