Embraer Executive Jets is the first to bring fly-by-wire technology to this class of jets. Innovative system characteristics such as flight control laws and architecture have won Embraer recognition as Innovator of the Year by Flight Global in 2010.
Fly-by-wire replaces conventional mechanical links between flight deck controls and flight control surfaces and offers complete envelope protection in all phases of flight.
Fly-by-wire reduces weight and crew work load, improves performance, which results in smoother flight and increased pilot control. Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 are the only fly-by-wire equipped aircraft less than $50 million