Embraer flies the third Legacy 500 prototype
Embraer Executive Jets announced that the third prototype of the midsize Legacy 500 business jet made its maiden flight today.
“With the first two prototypes already well into the flight test program, the first flight of the third Legacy 500 is a major milestone for the program,” said Ernest Edwards, president, Embraer Executive Jets. “The four-aircraft test program is designed to ensure all systems and features on the Legacy 500 reach maturity before entering service. The first and second prototypes already have logged 122 hours on 66 flights with testing proceeding as anticipated.”
After being rolled out on February 25, the Legacy 500 SN 003 is being used to test avionics, noise, electrical systems and the interior. Testing the interior to ensure a smooth entry into service is key to the success of the program because it allows the company to test for failures and address problems before service entry, confirming the company’s dedication to delivering an unmatched customer experience.