Maiden flight for Legacy 450 executive jet
The Embraer Legacy 450 executive jet made its maiden flight on 28 December 2013.
Embraer Executive Jets’ newest aircraft, the Legacy 450, made its maiden flight on 28 December 2013.
Embraer test pilots Eduardo Camelier and Eugênio Cará, supported by flight test engineer Carlos Kobayashi, flew the aircraft for one hour and thirty-five minutes and a number of tests were carried out during the flight.
“The flight was a success,” said Camelier. “The full fly-by-wire system, with side stick flight controls, made the flight very smooth. With the advanced avionics suite, the aircraft operation was very easy and intuitive.”
Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer president and CEO, said: “Besides setting a new standard in business aviation, delivering innovations that reflect our vision, our commitment to customers, and our passion for excellence, I congratulate all Embraer people for achieving this important Legacy 450 programme milestone on the scheduled date.”
Embraer’s Legacy 450 is one of at least nine brand new private jet models scheduled for delivery in the next two years. The Legacy 500, which was launched alongside the Legacy 450 at NBAA 2007, will enter the market first, with deliveries expected to begin in the first half of 2014.
“The Legacy 450 will be the best-in-class mid-light business jet, responding to the needs and wishes of customers worldwide,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, senior vice president Operations and COO, Embraer Executive Jets.
“With full fly-by-wire technology and the roomiest cabin in its category, this aircraft will deliver unique features and amenities,” added Pellegrini.