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Embraer announces Legacy 500 and 450 enhancements

Oct. 21, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - Embraer Executive Jets announced today, during its press conference at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2013, product enhancements in the Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 Program.


October 21, 2013
By Carey Fredericks

The range of the Legacy 450 has been increased to 2,500 nm, with four
passengers; 200 nm farther than its initial specification. The Legacy
450 fuselage has been extended to provide more cabin space. The Company
unveiled a new interior design for the Legacy 500 and Legacy 450
executive jets at NBAA, and exhibited a mockup of the Legacy 450 for
attendees.

“The Legacy 450 will be the best-in-class mid-light
executive jet,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets.
“We never stop listening to our customers’ input. Thanks to their
invaluable feedback and our commitment to deliver distinctive business
aircraft, both the Legacy 450 and the Legacy 500 will deliver an above
premium travel experience to our customers.”

The Legacy 500 is a
best-in-class midsize executive jet with a six-foot flat-floor cabin,
and even wider than some aircraft in the super midsize category. Eight
club seats may be berthed into four beds for complete rest in a cabin
altitude at 6,000 feet, with the latest in-flight entertainment,
communications and connectivity systems. The Legacy 450 shares the same
cabin cross-section as the Legacy 500, and allows four club seats to be
berthed into two beds.

Embraer also announced the selection of
Rockwell Collins’ Head-up Guidance System (HGS-3500) and EVS-3000
(Enhanced Vision System), which will become the E2VS (Embraer Enhanced
Vision) option on both the Legacy 500 and Legacy 450.