Maiden flight for first Legacy 500 assembled in Melbourne, Florida

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Embraer’s assembly facility in Melbourne, Florida, has reached another milestone with the first flight of the first Embraer Legacy 500 assembled there.

“We look forward to delivering the aircraft in the third quarter,” said Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “This flight also marks a key milestone for our Melbourne operations, where we expanded our production facility and doubled our footprint.”

The facility commenced assembly of the Phenom 100 in early 2011, and began work on the Phenom 300 in August 2012, the Legacy 450 in June 2016, and the Legacy 500 in January 2017. It has delivered nearly 250 Phenom and Legacy jets.

The Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, which entered service in 2014 and 2015 respectively, are also made in São José dos Campos, Brazil.

July 19, 2017

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