Legacy 500

Legacy 500 Accolades

Legacy 500 accolades

January, 2015 -  Flying Magazine 2014 Editors' Choice Awards

Calling the aircraft “A Fly-by-Wire Marvel”, the Flying Magazine editors stated “The most revolutionary aspect of the jet is of course its full fly-by-wire technology, something that has never before been implemented in the midsize class. The smart system reads pilot inputs and in turn maneuvers the aircraft in the smoothest and most efficient way possible, making for an incredibly serene ride.”  

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March, 2015 - Finalist , Aviation Week Laureate Awards

Aviation Week’s Laureate Awards were conceived more than 50 years ago to recognize the extraordinary achievements of individuals and teams in aerospace, aviation and defense.

We were delighted to learn our own Legacy 500 was recognized as one of the finalists in the Business Aviation category, for good reason. The 58th Annual Laureate Awards will be presented on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 during a ceremony at The National Building Museum in Washington, DC.


January, 2010 - IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards)/Brazil 2010 Design Award

The IDEA® (International Design Excellence Awards) program is the premier international competition honoring design excellence in products, ecodesign, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts.

“The importance of design to executive aviation must never be underestimated, and for this reason we, at Embraer, are especially honored by the IDEA/Brasil award and the accompanying recognition by the design industry,” said Humberto Pereira, Embraer Vice President, Engineering – Executive Jets. “The Company continues to bring innovative and distinctive products to the market, reflecting its engineering and design philosophy.”


January 2010 - Flight Global Achievement Awards

According to Flightglobal, "The sidestick-driven system controls the elevator, aileron, rudder and spoilers, and, according to Embraer, has the advantage of saving weight and maintenance costs, reducing crew workload, improving short runway operations, offering flight envelope protection and making flights smoother, as well as 'effortless response, greater control and increased cockpit comfort.' ...It would have been easy to stick with mechanical systems, but Embraer has now made the leap of faith and imagination, and it need never look back. Having entered the fly-by-wire arena, new developments of existing aircraft and new products for the Brazilian manufacturer are almost certain to follow the same line."

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