Geneva, Switzerland, May 17, 2015 – The Embraer Executive Jets’ newest mid-light jet, the Legacy 450, is making its European debut at the 15th European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE). The aircraft landed today at Geneva International Airport and will be on the static display at Geneva’s Palexpo Exhibition Center, in Switzerland, May 19-21.
The development of the Legacy 450 is advancing on schedule, with its entry into service expected in the fourth quarter of 2015. The aircraft is performing very similarly to the midsize Legacy 500, which was certified last year with all its design goals having been achieved or surpassed.
“The Legacy 450 and the Legacy 500, which will be presented together for the first time at EBACE, break paradigms in business aviation, offering premium comfort with a standup cabin, flat floor and outstanding performance,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “The Legacy 450 has the largest cabin in its class and is the first jet in its category to replace conventional controls with digital full fly-by-wire technology. This aircraft is a flawless combination of technology and design, which defies every definition of a mid-light jet.”
The Company will showcase its entire aircraft portfolio on static display, which comprises the entry-level Phenom 100E, the Phenom 300 light jet, the mid-light Legacy 450, the midsize Legacy 500, the large-cabin Legacy 650, and the ultra-large-cabin Lineage 1000E.
A press conference will be held on Monday, May 18, in Hall 3, Room Q, at 3:00 p.m..
About the Legacy 450
The Legacy 450 is a mid-light business jet with a best-in-class six-foot flat-floor cabin. Four fully reclining club seats may be berthed into two beds for complete rest in a maximum cabin altitude of 6,000ft. The in-flight entertainment system consists of a high definition video system, surround sound, and multiple audio and video input options. Voice and data communications options are also available. The cabin includes a refreshment center at the entrance, a rear private lavatory, and a carry-on stowage area. The total baggage space is the largest in the aircraft’s category.
The Legacy 450 is the first business aircraft in its segment with Full Fly-By-Wire technology, featuring side stick flight controls, the state-of-the-art Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite with four 15.1-inch high resolution LCD displays, graphical flight planning, Jeppesen charts and maps, and the Synthetic Vision System (SVS). The optional Embraer
Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) encompasses the latest Rockwell Collins Compact Head-Up Display (HUD) and Enhanced Vision System (EVS).
The Legacy 450 is powered by two advanced, fuel-efficient Honeywell HTF 7500E turbofan engines. With four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Legacy 450 is capable of flying non-stop from Geneva to Riyadh or Moscow to New Delhi.
About Embraer Executive Jets
Embraer is one of the world’s leading executive jet manufacturers, having entered the business aviation market in 2000 with the Legacy jet, which led to the launch of Embraer Executive Jets in 2005. Its portfolio, the broadest in the market, consists of the entry-level Phenom 100E and the Phenom 300 light jet, the Legacy 500 midsize and Legacy 450 mid-light, the super midsize Legacy 600 and large Legacy 650, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. Completing ten years in the market, Embraer Executive Jets’ global fleet exceeds 860 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 60 countries and are supported by the Company’s global Customer Support and Services network of close to 75 owned and authorized service centers, complemented by a 24/7 Contact Center, at its headquarters, in Brazil. For more information, please visit www.embraerexecutivejets.com.