Embraer Legacy 500 rollout


Embraer has rolled out the newest executive jet, the first prototype Legacy 500

Legacy 500 rolloutEmbraer rolled out its
newest executive jet, the midsize Legacy 500 from the production hangar at the
São José dos Campos
headquarters. This rollout will allow development and test engineers to perform
important ground tests, prior to the aircraft’s first flight, which is
scheduled for the third quarter of 2012. The aircraft is the first of three
prototypes which be used for the certification.

“This is a significant day for the
Legacy 500 program,” said Maurício Almeida, vice president, Programs –
Embraer Executive Jets. “Releasing the
aircraft from production to the test team will allow us to gather vital
information during ground tests, which will be used to shorten the flight test campaign.”

Following the rollout, the aircraft will undergo initial systems evaluations
leading to the first engine run, and then to the ground vibration tests (GVT),
and the full regimen of ground tests. This aircraft is the first of three
prototypes that will be used in development, ground, flight and certification