The Embraer Legacy 500 is a Brazilian business jet being developed Embraer. The aircraft is capable of transporting up to 9 passengers.
History and Features
An assembly line was officially opened in Melbourne, Florida on 2 June 2016, adding Embraer Legacy 450 and 500 production to the existing Phenom 100 and 300 line, along a completion center/flight-prep building.
The facility was able to assemble up to 96 Phenoms and 72 Legacys annually. The first Legacy 450 produced in Florida was delivered in December 2016; the fuselage is built in Botucatu in Brazil, and the wings in Évora, Portugal.
The Legacy 450 first flight occurred on 28 December 2013. It received its Brazilian certification on 11 August 2015, and was certified by the FAA on 31 August 2015.
Embraer will eventually move most of its Legacy 450/500 production in Florida.
Aircraft of similar role, configuration and era are: Cessna Citation Latitude, Cessna Citation Sovereign, Cessna Citation Longitude, Gulfstream G280, Bombardier Challenger 300.