Embraer’s Melbourne facility produces first Legacy 450

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Embraer has delivered the first Legacy 450 mid-light business jet assembled at its plant in Melbourne, Florida. The aircraft was delivered to a US customer, who currently owns a Phenom 300 light jet.

The assembly of this aircraft began with the inauguration of the Melbourne assembly plant expansion in June 2016. The second Legacy 450 is already on the assembly line, and its delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017.

Assembly of the larger Legacy 500 midsize jet will begin in Melbourne early in 2017, soon after the arrival of its fuselage from Embraer’s plant in Botucatu, Brazil, and its wings from Évora, Portugal, home to Embraer’s materials excellence center. The Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 are also produced in Brazil, at Embraer’s plant in São José dos Campos.

December 20, 2016

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