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 full 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

Tour this aircraft at the upcoming shows

  • Nov
    Orlando, FL
    Nov. 01, 2016 -
    Nov. 03, 2016
  • Dec
    Dubai, UAE
    Dec. 06, 2016 -
    Dec. 08, 2016

Legacy 500 Latest News

  • Oct. 05, 2016
    Embraer Awarded Certification of Head-Up Display and Enhanced Vision System for Legacy 450 and Legacy 500
    Embraer announced today that the Head-Up Display and Enhanced Vision System for the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 were awarded certification by Brazil’s civil aviation authority -ANAC. Read More
  • Jun. 02, 2016
    Embraer Begins Legacy 450-500 Production in Melbourne
    Embraer Executive Jets began the production of its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 in Melbourne, Florida, holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony, today, at its recently expanded facility, where the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 are already in production. Read More
  • May. 25, 2016
    Embraer Executive Jets introduces innovative cabin management feature on its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500
    Today, Embraer announced a new technology for its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 - designated the "upper tech panel."  Read More