Embraer Executive Jets' Legacy 500 Exceeds 300 Hours in flight test and debuts at EBACE

As the Legacy 500 has achieved over 300 flight test hours, Embraer Executive Jets is debuting its latest, game-changing aircraft at the13th European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE). This is the first time the midsize jet has made a public appearance outside of Brazil and is expected to be a highlight of this year’s show.

At the same time Embraer Executive Jets will also be premiering a cinematic-style film starring the Legacy 500, illustrating how the Company is bringing tomorrow’s aircraft to the market today. The film also features a special guest appearance to be revealed at its premier.

“Embraer Executive Jets has already created a lot of comments about the Legacy 500 and now people can take a look at this remarkable aircraft for themselves,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets. “The aircraft is no longer a concept and its debut is a very significant milestone for the company. We have three prototypes flying and our confidence in its maturity is such that we have flown Serial Number Three to Geneva. The Legacy 500 is the perfect illustration of what makes us different. Our mission is to bring amenities normally found in larger, more expensive jets to all levels of business aviation and, in doing so, have brought changes to the entire industry. The Legacy 500 will continue what has become our role in the industry and that is to raise the bar across the entire class spectrum and drive the change the 21st Century business aviation user is seeking.”

Source: Embraer - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (NYSE: ERJ)
Date: May 21, 2013