Legacy 500 Milestones

Legacy 500

Making the Unbelievable

Geneva, Switzerland, May 20, 2013 – As the Legacy 500 has achieved over 300 flight test hours, Embraer Executive Jets is debuting its latest, game-changing aircraft at the13th European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE). This is the first time the midsize jet has made a public appearance ​outside of Brazil and is expected to be a highlight of this year’s show. ​

At the same time Embraer Executive Jets will also be premiering a cinematic-style film starring the Legacy 500, illustrating how the Company is bringing tomorrow’s aircraft to the market today. The film also features a special guest appearance to be revealed at its premiere.

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Legacy 500 First Flight

São José dos Campos, Brazil, November 27, 2012 – A new generation of business jets was ushered in today when Embraer’s midsize Legacy 500 made a successful first flight, marking the beginning of its flight test program. Deliveries of the first aircraft are expected to begin in 2014.

"This remarkable airplane symbolizes the future of executive aviation and is the product of the innovation, talent and dedication that is part of the Embraer culture," said Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer President and CEO.

“This is the aircraft that will move us from industry player to industry leader,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets. “The Legacy 500 breaks through the traditional midsize jet envelope to offer something that has never been done before. It is hard to overstate the importance of fly-by-wire technology. Fly-by-wire does for business aviation what GPS has done for navigation. It will empower more precision, efficiency, safety and comfort every time the aircraft flies.”

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