December 17, 2014
Embraer’s Legacy 500 receives EASA certification
Embraer’s Legacy 500 executive jet was granted certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) during a ceremony at its headquarters, in Cologne, Germany. This approval enables entry into service of the aircraft in the Member States of the European Union as well as in EASA associated countries. “EASA’s certification is a very important achievement for the Legacy 500, which is introducing advanced technologies and superior comfort in the midsize class,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, President and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “The approval of this revolutionary aircraft is a testament to our commitment to deliver true innovation to the market.” The Legacy 500 has met or exceeded all performance expectations, having also received certification from Brazil’s ANAC (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) in August and from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) in October. The Legacy 500 is now able to begin operations in Europe, Brazil, United States and in countries that require EASA or FAA certification. The first Legacy 500 was delivered to a Brazilian customer, on October 10th.