Embraer's Legacy 450 Executive Jet awarded Brazilian certification

Aug 11, 2015, 17:33 ET from Embraer S.A.

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil – ANAC) today granted type certification for the Legacy 450 mid-light executive jet during a ceremony at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

"We are especially thrilled with the Legacy 450 certification, delivering on our commitment to reach this milestone just one year after the Legacy 500," said Humberto Pereira, Vice President, Engineering and Technology, Embraer. "The Legacy 450 introduces true innovation in its class. This is also a reward for our teams' passion and dedication to bring this truly revolutionary aircraft to market, and I congratulate each team member for this achievement."

The certification campaign comprised two prototype aircraft, the first with flight test instruments and the second with a production-conforming interior. The commonality between the Legacy 450 and the Legacy 500 is around 95%. Production of the Legacy 450 has already begun and the first delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.

"We are very pleased to confirm that all Legacy 450 design goals have been achieved or exceeded," said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. "This aircraft is also a game changer in the mid-light segment. With better speed, range and field performance than originally planned, the Legacy 450 sets a new standard for its class."

Embraer expects to receive certification from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) in the upcoming weeks and from the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) thereafter.

Legacy 450 Main Characteristics

Specifications

Design Goals

Certified Legacy 450

Range @ LRC(1)

2,500 nm / 4,630 km

2,575 nm / 4,769 km

Range @ M0.80(1) 

2,348 nm / 4,349 km

2,511 nm / 4,650 km

Takeoff distance(2)

4,000 ft / 1,219 m

3,825 ft / 1,166 m

Unfactored landing distance(3)

2,300 ft / 701 m

2,083 ft / 635 m

Maximum operating altitude

45,000 ft / 13,716 m

45,000 ft / 13,716 m

Time to climb to initial climb altitude(4)

22 min

21 min

Maximum operating speed (MMO)

Mach 0.83

Mach 0.83

Maximum payload(5)

2,800 lb / 1,270 kg

2,976 lb / 1,350 kg

Payload full fuel(5)

1,600 lb / 726 kg

1,627 lb / 738 kg

Total baggage & stowage volume

150 ft3 /  4.25 m3

150 ft3 /  4.25 m3

Engine thrust / flat rating

6,080 lbf / ISA + 15 oC

6,540 lbf / ISA + 18 oC

(1)NBAA IFR reserves; 200 nm alternate; 4 pax @ 200 lbs each; baseline aircraft
(2)SL; ISA; MTOW
(3)SL; ISA ; 4 pax @ 200 lbs each; NBAA IFR reserves; 200 nm alternate; baseline aircraft
(4)From SL to FL 430; @ MTOW; ISA
(5)Baseline aircraft

About the Legacy 450

The Legacy 450 is a mid-light business jet with a best-in-class six-foot tall, flat-floor cabin. Four fully reclining club seats may be berthed into two beds for complete rest in a 6,000-ft cabin altitude. The optional 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 with a vacuum toilet and an in-flight accessible baggage 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, and capable of paperless operations, with graphical flight planning, Jeppesen charts and maps and a synthetic vision system. The optional Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) features a Head-up Display (HUD) and an EVS.

The Legacy 450 is powered by two advanced, fuel-efficient Honeywell HTF 7500E turbofan engines, the greenest in their class. With a range of 2,575 nautical miles (4,769 kilometers) with four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Legacy 450 is capable of flying nonstop from Los Angeles to Boston, Sao Paulo to Lima, Moscow to New Delhi, Singapore to Shanghai or Beijing to Bangkok.

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Note to Editors

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