The first Chinese-assembled Legacy 650 completes maiden flight
The delivery of the first Chinese assembled Legacy 650 is scheduled for the end of 2013.
The first Embraer Legacy 650 to be built in China completed its maiden flight and looks on track to be delivered by the end of the year.
“The successful maiden flight of HEAI’s first Legacy 650 marks an important milestone not only in the Embraer-AVIC partnership, but also in the history of the Chinese executive aviation industry, as the jet is also the first large executive jet assembled by a joint venture in China,” said Guan Dongyuan, senior vice president of Embraer and president of Embraer China.
“Today’s achievement is the fruit of Brazil-Sino collaboration and the hard work of all parties concerned,” said Yuri Capi, president of HEAI. “The maiden flight is of special significance to HEAI, as it demonstrates to the market that HEAI is fully capable and ready to offer customers high-quality executive jets assembled here in China.”
The Legacy 650 entered service in late 2010. With a range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers and can carry up to 14 passengers.