Embraer delivered the first midsize Legacy 500 executive jet to its launch customer on Friday 10 October. The customer, a Brazilian company, received the aircraft during a ceremony at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
The Legacy 500 is a midsize business jet with digital flight controls, based on fly-by-wire technology, featuring side sticks. The 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 aircraft is capable of flying at 45,000 feet and is powered by two Honeywell HTF7500E engines, the greenest in their class according to Embraer. The Legacy 500 has a range of 3,125 nautical miles (5,788 kilometers) with four passengers, 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.