PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8964 posts, RR: 39 Posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3160 times:
Quote: EMBRAER ROLLS OUT LEGACY 500 EXECUTIVE JET
First of three prototypes prepares for the next phase toward certification
ão José dos Campos, Brazil, December 26, 2011 – Embraer rolled out its newest executive jet, the midsize Legacy 500, last December 23, from the production hangar at the São José dos Campos headquarters, in Brazil. This milestone rollout will allow development and test engineers to perform important ground tests, prior to the aircraft’s first flight, which is scheduled for the third quarter of 2012.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21634 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3051 times:
This is a pretty nice looking plane. It falls behind a bit in terms of performance compared to its super-mid-size competitors (Challenger 300, Gulfstream 280), but it's got a very spacious cabin, which will probably make up for a lot (though the Falcon 2000S annihilates everyone else in the cabin size category, but it's a much larger plane that's been toned down quite a bit). I do hope Embraer does well with it, because I'd certainly like to fly this cockpit:
Incidentally, this is the second non-airliner bizjet to feature a sidestick instead of a yoke (the first being the Falcon 7X).
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