The Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação 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 São 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 Túlio 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