Embraer’s Legacy 500 receives FAA certification
Oct. 22, 2014, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - Embraer’s Legacy 500 executive jet today was granted FAA (Federal Aviation Administrat ion) certification during a ceremony at the National Business Aviation Association Conferen ce and Exhibition, in Orlando, Florida. This approval enables entry into service of the air craft in the United States and in countries that require such certification.
The Legacy 500 received certification from Brazil’s ANAC (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) in August and approval by the European Aviat ion Safety Agency (EASA) is expected by the end of this year.
“The FAA certification is a significant milestone a chievement for such an advanced aircraft,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, President and CEO of E mbraer Executive Jets. “The clean-sheet Legacy 500 is a prime example of Embraer’s commitme nt to delivering innovative products and setting new standards in each market segment.”
The Legacy 500 midsize business jet has met or exce eded all performance expectations. Delivery to the first customer occurred on October 10 and up to six aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2014.