Dubai, UAE, December 8, 2014
– Embraer and FlightSafety International completed the training of the first class of pilots for the new Legacy 500 executive jet. These pilots, trained to operate customer jets, benefited from the complete customer support and services structure with advanced training technology. The simulator was qualified as Level C by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and by Brazil’s ANAC (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil).
“Well before the entry into service of the Legacy 500, we built out a global support network for our customers,” said Edson Carlos Mallaco, Vice President, Customer Support and Services, Embraer Executive Jets. “Our solid partnership with FlightSafety International resulted in the joint development of a complete high-level training solution.”
Training is being conducted at FlightSafety International, in St. Louis, Missouri in the U.S. FlightSafety International is also Embraer’s training service provider for Legacy and Lineage executive jets, in addition to the E-Jets commercial aircraft.
The Legacy 500 received certification from ANAC in August and from the FAA in October. EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification is imminent. The Legacy 500 is now able to operate in Brazil, United States, and in countries that require FAA certification. The first Legacy 500 was delivered to a Brazilian customer last October 10.About the Legacy 500
The Legacy 500 has the best-in-class six-foot flat-floor cabin, which is comparable to those of some aircraft in the super midsize category. Eight club seats may be berthed into four beds for complete rest in a cabin altitude of 6,000 feet. The in-flight entertainment system consists of a high definition video system, surround sound, multiple audio and video input options, a cabin management system, and three options for voice communications and connectivity.
The Legacy 500 is the first midsize business jet with digital flight controls, based on Fly-By-Wire technology, featuring side sticks. The state-of-the-art Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite on four 15-inch high resolution LCD displays allows graphical flight planning, and has options like paperless operations capability, auto brakes, and the E2VS (Embraer Enhanced Vision System), which includes a Head Up Display (HUD) with the Enhanced Vision System (EVS).
The Legacy 500 is capable of flying at 45,000 feet and is powered by two Honeywell HTF7500E engines, the greenest in their class. Taking off from airfields as short as 4,084 ft, the Legacy 500 has a range of 3,125 nautical miles (5,788 kilometers) with four passengers, including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, which enables it to fly nonstop from São Paulo to Caracas, Los Angeles to Honolulu, Teterboro to London, Moscow to New Delhi, Jakarta to Sydney, Dubai to Zurich, and Beijing to New Delhi.
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