Embraer and FlightSafety International completed the training of the first class of pilots for the new Legacy 500 executive jet. These pilots, trained to operate customer jets, benefited from the complete customer support and services structure with advanced training technology. The simulator was qualified as Level C by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and by Brazil’s ANAC (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil).
“Well before the entry into service of the Legacy 500, we built out a global support network for our customers,” said Edson Carlos Mallaco, Vice President, Customer Support and Services, Embraer Executive Jets. “Our solid partnership with FlightSafety International resulted in the joint development of a complete high-level training solution.”
Training is being conducted at FlightSafety International, in St. Louis, Missouri in the U.S. FlightSafety International is also Embraer’s training service provider for Legacy and Lineage executive jets, in addition to the E-Jets commercial aircraft.
The Legacy 500 received certification from ANAC in August and from the FAA in October. EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification is imminent. The Legacy 500 is now able to operate in Brazil, United States, and in countries that require FAA certification. The first Legacy 500 was delivered to a Brazilian customer last October 10.
Source: Embraer - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (NYSE: ERJ)
Date: Dec 9, 2014