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Embraer Delivers Mexico’s First Legacy 500

By Juliet Van Wagenen | August 10, 2015
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Embraer Legacy 500
Embraer Legacy 500. Photo: Embraer

[Avionics Today 08-10-2015] Embraer Executive Jets has delivered the first Legacy 500 midsize jet to a customer in Mexico. Transpaís Aéreo, a subsidiary of the Lomex Group Aeronautics Division will operate the aircraft.

The Legacy 500 began delivery in the last quarter of 2014 and was awarded type certification from Mexico’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority in June. The Mexican market has the second-largest fleet of business jets in the world, just behind the United States.

“The delivery of the first Legacy 500 in Mexico highlights the market trend toward business jets that combine performance, range, low-cost operation and cabin comfort,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “I’m glad to see the first Legacy 500 enter service in Mexico.”

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