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Embraer selects Rockwell Collins for Legacy programs

Oct. 21, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - Embraer Executive Jets announced today, during its press conference at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition 2013, that the Company has selected Rockwell Collins’ HGS-3500, the first-ever Head-up Guidance System (HGS) for mid-light and mid-size business jets, and the new multi-spectral EVS-3000 enhanced vision system for its Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 program.


October 21, 2013
By Carey Fredericks

“Our commitment to deliver truly innovative products guided our
selection of Rockwell Collins’ HGS-3500 and EVS-3000,” said Luciano
Castro, Vice President Programs, Embraer Executive Jets. “We are
thrilled that our Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 customers will be the first
to benefit from this inovation, in the mid-light and mid-size segments.”

Rockwell Collins’ solution will be offered as the E2VS (Embraer
Enhanced Vision System) option on the Legacy 500 midsize and the Legacy
450 mid-light executive jets. E2VS, which encompasses the HUD e EVS,
will fully integrate with Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion avionics
suite, and its compact size and discrete profile will enable a seamless
incorporation into the cockpit.

The Legacy 500 is a midsize
business aircraft with a range of 3,000 nautical miles with
best-in-class six-foot flat-floor cabin, which is even wider than some
aircraft in the super midsize category. Eight club seats may be berthed
into four beds, and the in-flight entertainment system consists of a
high definition video system, surround sound, multiple audio and video
input options, a cabin management system, and three options for voice
communications and connectivity.

The Legacy 500 is the first
midsize business jet with Full Fly-By-Wire technology, featuring side
stick flight controls, the state-of-the-art Pro Line Fusion avionics
suite on four 15-inch high resolution LCD displays, and capable of
paperless operations, with graphical flight planning, and options
electronic Jeppesen charts and maps, and the E2VS  (Embraer Enhanced
Vision System).