By Juliet Van Wagenen | August 12, 2015
|Embraer Legacy 450. Photo: Embraer|
[Avionics Today 08-12-2015] The Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil — ANAC) has granted type certification for the Legacy 450 mid-light executive jet at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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 already certified Legacy 500 is around 95 percent. Production of the Legacy 450 has already begun and the first delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.
Embraer expects to receive certification from the FAA in the upcoming weeks and from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) thereafter.