FAA certifies Embraer's Legacy 450

Embraer Executive Jets said its new Legacy 450 business jet received type certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The approval comes a few weeks after the aircraft earned certification from Brazil´s civil aeronautics authority (ANAC).

“The FAA certification highlights our commitment to delivering innovative products that go beyond customer expectations. With its unique features, the Legacy 450 offers outstanding technology and performance, along with unsurpassed comfort and style,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “The Legacy 450 is the first mid-light jet with full fly-by-wire technology and side-stick flight controls, which makes it easier to fly. The digital controls produce a smoother flight, improve performance, and reduce pilot workload.”

The Legacy 450 is a mid-light business jet with a best-in-class 6-foot tall, flat-floor cabin. Four fully reclining club seats may be berthed into two beds for complete rest in a 6,000-ft cabin altitude.

Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world´s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats, and one of Brazil´s leading exporters. Its headquarters are located in Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the US. Founded in 1969, the company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments.