Embraer Closing in on Legacy 500 Certification
The Legacy 500 that Embraer brought to EBACE last week is one of four flight-test aircraft that have racked up more than 1,500 hours of testing as the type approaches certification, slated for the middle of this year. Embraer Executive Jets president Mario Túlio Pellegrini said that function and reliability testing is the last remaining item to be completed, followed by paperwork. “We are confident we can conclude the certification by mid-year,” he added. As well as completing Legacy 500 testing, Embraer is moving toward a mid-2015 entry-into-service date for the smaller Legacy 450.