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Embraer Legacy 450 Makes First Flight

By Brian Nessen | December 30, 2013
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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. 

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