Monday, December 30, 2013
Embraer Legacy 450 Makes First Flight
The Legacy 450, Embraer Executive Jets’ newest aircraft, successfully completed its maiden flight in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil Saturday, Dec. 28.
Extensive pre-flight ground tests and simulations allowed for a number of in-flight system tests and significant coverage of the flight envelope.
The one-hour and 35-minute flight piloted by Eduardo Camelier and Eugênio Cará and supported by flight test engineer Carlos Kobayashi, allowed for handling and performance characteristics evaluation.
The aircraft has full fly-by-wire technology, side stick flight controls, the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite, graphical flight planning, Jeppesen maps/charts and a Rockwell Collins Compact Head-Up Display and Synthetic Vision System.