Flexjet Legacy 500 certified to fly into London City Airport

Flexjet LLC´s Embraer Legacy 500 has landed at London City Airport, one of the world´s most technically difficult, the company said.

The jet appointed to mark this milestone is the 1,000th business aircraft ever built by Embraer Executive Jets, and was delivered to Flexjet last month.

Noise restrictions, a short runway and London City Airport´s proximity to central London limit the types of aircraft that can fly in. In addition, the percentage landing and take-off grade of 5.5Ëš is higher than typical airports, which require 3Ëš.

This occasion is the first time the Legacy 500 has flown into this airport and is the final step in the completion of the aircraft´s certification.

Flexjet first entered the shared jet ownership market in 1995, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in May 2015. Flexjet offers shared jet ownership and leasing.

Embraer launched Embraer Executive Jets in 2005. Its portfolio consists of the entry-level Phenom 100E and the Phenom 300 light jet, the Legacy 500 midsize and Legacy 450 mid-light, the super-midsize Legacy 600 and large Legacy 650 and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E.