Embraer unveils names of its new jets at EBACE
May 20, 2008, São José dos Campos, Brazil – Embraer has established the commercial names of the newest additions to its executive jets portfolio.
May 20, 2008 By Carey Fredericks
May 20, 2008, São José dos Campos,Brazil – Embraer has established the commercial names of the newest additions to its executive jets portfolio. The Embraer midlight and Embraer midsize jets have been named the Legacy 450 and the Legacy 500, respectively, forming the Legacy family, along side the successful Legacy 600, already in operation. The announcement was made, today, in a ceremony held at the European Business Aircraft Conference and Exhibition (EBACE), May 20-22, in Geneva, Switzerland.
“The Legacy 450 and the Legacy 500 will be revolutionary best-in-class jets, building on the
Legacy brand, delivering premium comfort, outstanding performance, and low operating
costs,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets. “We have
signed over 100 letters of interest and will begin receiving customer orders at EBACE.”
The Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 are clean-sheet design aircraft, the first in their categories to
offer a 6-foot stand-up cabin with a flat floor. Full fly-by-wire technology will enhance travel
comfort and reduce pilot workload. Both jets will be powered by Honeywell’s latestgeneration
HTF7500E engines. Honeywell will also supply its 36-150 Auxiliary Power Unit,
renowned for its highly efficient, fuel-saving power generation and silent operation. Rockwell
Collins will provide its acclaimed state-of-the-art Pro Line Fusion™ avionics suite.
The Legacy 500 is expected to enter service in the second half of 2012, and the Legacy 450 in
the second half of 2013. The launch price for the Legacy 450 will be US$ 15.25 million and
that of the Legacy 500 will be US$ 18.4 million, based on 2008 economic conditions.