Embraer Legacy 500

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Legacy 500
EmbraerMSJ.jpg
MSJ concept drawing as of October, 2007
Role Business jet
National origin Brazil
Manufacturer Embraer
First flight 27 November 2012
Status In service
Number built 3
Unit cost
$18,400,000
Variants Embraer Legacy 450

The Embraer Legacy 500 is a mid-size business jet being developed by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer.

Design and development[edit]

Initially called the MSJ (Mid-Size Jet) Concept at NBAA 2007, the Legacy 500 was officially launched at EBACE in 2008, along with its smaller sibling, the Legacy 450.[1] It can be configured to carry up to 12 passengers, and can carry eight passengers over 2,800 nautical miles (5,190 km), or four passengers over 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km). The first prototype – S/N 00001 – was rolled out on 23 December 2011 to begin ground testing and systems evaluation.[2][3]

Embraer's originally announced timeline for first flight and certification of the Legacy 500 had to be revised because software development for the aircraft's fly-by-wire control system was running behind schedule.[4] Rockwell Collins is supplying its Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics suite for the Legacy 500's cockpit. The first engine run test was completed on 17 January 2012,[5][6] and the aircraft's first flight occurred on 27 November 2012.[7] Certification was received from ANAC on August 12, 2014.[8]

Variants[edit]

Legacy 450
Legacy 500
Extended length model

Specifications[edit]

Data from [9]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: up to 12 passengers, 8 standard
  • Length: 20.52 m (67 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 20.24 m (66 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 6.73 m (22 ft 1 in)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Honeywell HTF7500E Turbofan engines, 29.1 kN (6,500 lbf) thrust each

Performance

  • Range: 5,556 km (3,452 mi; 3,000 nmi) at Mach 0.78
  • Service ceiling: 14,021 m (46,000 ft) - certified to 45,000 ft
  • Rate of climb: 19.1 m/s (3,750 ft/min)

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ EMBRAER ANNOUNCES EMBRAER MSJ & EMBRAER MLJ EXECUTIVE JETS. Embraer Press Release, April 8, 2008.
  2. ^ Embraer Rolls Out Legacy 500 Executive Jet. Embraer Press Release, December 26, 2011.
  3. ^ Embraer Rolls Out First Legacy 500 – AINonline, January 3, 2012.
  4. ^ NBAA: Embraer faces Legacy 500 fly-by-wire delaysFlight International, October 11, 2011.
  5. ^ First Engine Run For The Legacy 500 Embraer Press Release, February 6, 2012.
  6. ^ Embraer completes first engine run on Legacy 500 business jet – ‘'Flight International, February 13, 2012.
  7. ^ Embraer Legacy 500 Makes 'Flawless' First Flight – AINonline, November 27, 2012.
  8. ^ Legacy 500 Executive Jet awarded Brazilian certification. Embraer Press Release, August 12, 2014.
  9. ^ Embraer Rolls Out Legacy 500 Executive Jet. Embraer Press Release, December 26, 2011.

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