After being exhibited at the Singapore Airshow, the mock-up is now in Mumbai
São José dos Campos, March 9, 2010 – Embraer’s
Legacy 500 executive jet mock-up has reached Mumbai,
India. The full-size model will be on display at the Grand
Hyatt Mumbai Hotel, March 15-18. This stop is part of the
world tour to promote the Company’s midsize jet, and
follows its exhibition at the Singapore Airshow, last month.
“The Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 aircraft are bringing
new standards to the midlight and midsize executive jet
categories,” said José Eduardo Costas, Embraer Vice
President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific – Executive
Jets. “With an exclusive flat-floor stand-up cabin,
comfortable interior designed in partnership with BMW
DesignworksUSA, and state-of-the-art technology,
including a full fly-by-wire flight control system, these
jets are designed to be a reliable and convenient
business tool for customers.”
The Company continues working in the Indian market, not only promoting its products, in
general, but especially focusing on putting a comprehensive support network in place to
guarantee the high reliability of its aircraft throughout the region.
After having its Legacy 600 certified and
operating in the skies of India for the last
five years, the Phenom 100 gained approval,
in December 2009, from India’s Directorate
General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Embraer
has 14 jets operating in India in the
commercial, executive and defense aviation
segments. Furthermore, the Company has
about 30 firm orders for the Phenom jets in
the country, with the first delivery of the
Phenom 100 scheduled for this year.
The midsize Legacy 500 and midlight Legacy 450 design concepts were presented on
September 24, 2007 during a press conference at the 60th National Business Aviation
Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting & Convention, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The
development programs were formally approved by Embraer’s Board six months later, and
they were commercially launched during a ceremony at the European Business Aircraft
Conference and Exhibition (EBACE), May 20-22, 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Development work on the Legacy 500 is ongoing at Embraer and supplier facilities, and the
first flight is on schedule to occur in the second half of 2011.
About the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets
The midlight Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 set new paradigms in their respective executive jet categories. Their interiors were designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and offer unequaled comfort and style. These aircraft will have the largest cabin and the best acoustical insulation in their classes. A flat-floor stand-up (1.82-meter, or 6-foot) cabin, excellent pressurization, and vacuum lavatories are other highlights of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, complementing their superior performance and low operating costs.
The new-generation Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion™ avionics system will provide
extensive situational awareness with a highly intuitive interface. Honeywell’s HTF7500E
state-of-the-art engines incorporate the latest technologies for meeting performance
requirements with improved efficiency, in terms of fuel consumption, facilitated maintenance,
low operating costs, and reduced noise and pollution emissions, thus lessening their
environmental impact. The jets will be the fastest in their categories and the only ones
equipped with cutting-edge fly-by-wire electronic flight controls that increase operating safety
and passenger comfort, while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption.
The midlight Legacy 450 is designed to carry up to nine passengers. Its range will be 2,300
nautical miles (4,260 km) with four passengers, or 2,200 nautical miles (4,070 km) with eight
passengers, both including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, meaning the jet will be able to fly
nonstop from London to Moscow (Russia) or Rabat (Morocco); from Delhi (India) to Dubai
or Hong Kong; or from Jakarta (Indonesia) to Calcutta (India).
The midsize Legacy 500 will carry up to nine passengers. It is designed for a range of 3,000
nautical miles (5,560 km) with four passengers, or 2,800 nautical miles (5,190 km) with eight
passengers, both including NBAA IFR fuel reserves. These characteristics will allow
customers to fly from New York to Los Angeles, in the U.S.; or from Moscow (Russia) to