Embraer Executive Jets announced today that the Legacy 450 received FAA approval, just 20 days after the midsize twinjet was certified by Brazil civil aviation agency ANAC. The first Legacy 450 is scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter.
“The FAA certification highlights our commitment to delivering products that go beyond customer expectations,” said Embraer Executive Jets president and CEO Marco Tulio Pellegrini. “The Legacy 450 is the first mid-light jet with full fly-by-wire technology and side-stick flight controls, which makes it easier to fly. The digital controls produce a smoother flight, improve performance, and reduce pilot workload.”
The Legacy 450 can seat up to nine passengers and boasts a flat-floor, stand-up six-foot-tall cabin with a six-foot, 10-inch cross section. EASA approval is expected to follow, Embraer said.
(Chad Trautvetter - ANOnline News)