Legacy 500

inventing the future.

Predict the future? Why not invent it? That’s the philosophy behind our game-changing Legacy 500 — the first midsize jet with digital flight controls with fly-by-wire, and a clean-sheet benchmark for the future in performance, passenger room and comfort. The 12-passenger Legacy 500 is the fastest jet in its class, delivering a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.82, excellent runway performance, and US coast-to-coast range for eight. It’s truly a product of rethinking convention. Read More


  • Fastest jet in midsize segment
  • Full digital flight controls, unique in its segment
  • Largest-in-class cabin – 6 feet tall with flat floor
  • Best cabin pressurization in class
  • Four fully-reclining seats
  • Remarkably low noise levels

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The Legacy 500’s Certified Performance Data Summary, which shows the aircraft achieved or exceeded all targets.

How delivering a superior experience begins with your personal space and comfort.

Legacy 500 milestones, including its debut at EBACE in 2013 and its first flight in 2012.

The Legacy 500 first flight experience with Mike Alexander.

Highlights of the Legacy 500 pilot report by Fred George, renowned chief pilot for Aviation Week, who said the aircraft would set “standards of capability, affordability, comfort and reliability.”

At a Glance

Range - nm3,125
Total Baggage Capacity - cu.ft.155
Take off Field Length - ft4,084
Engine Thrust - lbf7,036
MMO - Mach0.83
Maximum Operation Altitude - ft45,000
Avionics SuiteRockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion
+ Assumptions

Range: LRC, 4 passengers at 200 lb/each, NBAA IFR reserves, 200 nm alternate airport, baseline aircraft

Take off Field Length: MTOW, Sea Level, ISA

Legacy 500 Success Stories

Legacy 500 Latest News

  • Nov. 18, 2015
    Embraer Legacy 500 executive jet sets new speed records
    Embraer Executive Jets today announced that the Legacy 500 midsize aircraft has set two new world speed records for its class, totaling six in 2015.  Read More
  • Sep. 29, 2015
    Flexjet takes delivery of its first Embraer Legacy 500
    Embraer Executive Jets today announced that Dallas-based Flexjet LLC, a leading provider of fractional jet ownership services, received its first Legacy 500 business jet.  Read More
  • May. 19, 2015
    Embraer Executive Jets sells Legacy 500 to Middle East Airlines
    Embraer Executive Jets today announced that Middle East Airlines – Airliban (MEA) has placed an order for one midsize Legacy 500 and an option for a second aircraft of the same model. Read More