Legacy 500 gains EASA certification
Embraer’s Legacy 500 executive jet was granted certification by EASA during a ceremony at its headquarters in Cologne, Germany.
This allows aircraft deliveries to begin in the member states of European Union and to EASA associated countries.
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Marco Túlio Pellegrini, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, said: “EASA’s certification is a very important achievement for the Legacy 500, which is introducing advanced technologies and superior comfort in the mid-size class. The approval of this revolutionary aircraft is a testament to our commitment to deliver true innovation to the market.”
Norbert Lohl, EASA Certification Director, added: “This certificate demonstrates the excellent safety performance of Embraer aircraft and the outstanding cooperation spirit which is in place between EASA, the Brazilian Airworthiness Authority ANAC and Embraer, making excellent use of the EU/Brazil Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement. It was Embraer that received the first EASA Transport Airplane Type Certificate in 2004 and are receiving now, 10 years later, another important one for the Legacy 500.”
The Legacy 500 was certified in Brazil in August and by the FAA in October. The first Legacy 500 was delivered to a Brazilian customer on 10 October 2014.