Embraer’s Legacy 450 has been granted type certification by the Brazilian civil aviation agency, ANAC (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil). The mid-light executive jet’s 6ft-tall, flat-floor cabin accommodates four club seats that can be berthed into two beds, as well as a refreshment center at the entrance and a private lavatory with a vacuum toilet at the rear. The baggage area is accessible in flight.
The optional IFE system consists of an HD video system, surround sound and multiple audio and video input options. Voice and data communications options are also available. The aircraft has a range of 2,575 nautical miles with four passengers and NBAA IFR reserves.
“We are especially thrilled with the Legacy 450 certification, delivering on our commitment to reach this milestone just one year after the Legacy 500,” said Humberto Pereira, vice president, engineering and technology, Embraer.
The certification campaign comprised two prototype aircraft, the first with flight test instruments and the second with a production-conforming interior. The commonality between the Legacy 450 and the Legacy 500 is around 95%. Production of the Legacy 450 has already begun and the first delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.
“We are very pleased to confirm that all Legacy 450 design goals have been achieved or exceeded,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, president and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “This aircraft is also a game-changer in the mid-light segment. With better speed, range and field performance than originally planned, the Legacy 450 sets a new standard for its class.”
Embraer expects to receive certification from the FAA in “the upcoming weeks” and from EASA thereafter.
August 12, 2015