Legacy 500 lands at London Oxford


The Embraer Legacy 500 was hosted by London Oxford Airport last week, as the demonstrator made a stop at the airport during a regional tour.

While this was the first Legacy 500 to touch down on UK soil, its arrival coincided with the first delivery to a private customer, just ahead of the NBAA convention in Orlando.

The Legacy 500 obtained its US FAA certification this week, so deliveries can begin to US customers.

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London Oxford Airport is currently home to two Legacy 650 aircraft, operated by H8 Plc and LEA with (maintenance capability at the airport provided by H8 Plc) and one Phenom 100.

Andi Pargeter, managing director of London Oxford Airport, said: “I’m pleased to report that the promotional offer we publicised during EBACE in Geneva in May has yielded a significant increase from non-resident ‘new’ operators.”

The offer – a 50 per cent reduction on landing fees and all parking – including long term parking, for new visiting aircraft is still valid through to the end of December for all executive aircraft of MTOW four tonnes or over.

“We have been able to track responses from the companies we met during EBACE and are pleased to report an increase from European based operators (especially Germany and Austria) has been achieved,” she added.

Watch the Legacy 500 virtual tour below: