Embraer reports first engine run


Legacy 500 first engine run on 17 January

Legacy 500Embraer reported that the
Legacy 500 performed its first engine run on 17 January 2012.

A series of preparatory evaluations – such as APU tests and first refueling –
were held the day prior to the engine run. Engine tests are essential to
properly evaluate all dependent systems: bleed air, electrical, environmental
(air conditioning), hydraulic, and FADEC logics, as well as the integration of
the engine with avionics.

“Being successful on our first engine run reflects the robustness of the
concept conceived by our engineers,” said Luciano Castro, Legacy 500 Program
vice president – Embraer Executive Jets. “This was possible thanks to the
extensive use of RIGs to test the systems prior to aircraft prototype
availability. It makes us confident that we will have a smooth flight test and
certification campaign.”

The first flight of the Legacy 500 is expected to take place in the third
quarter of this year.