|Embraer’s Legacy 450. Photo: Embraer
[Avionics Today 04-15-2016] La Mole Airport has approved Embraer Executive Jets’ new Legacy 450 to operate from the facility, becoming the largest business jet capable of providing charter air service into and out of the European vacation destination in St. Tropez, France.
The aircraft met strict performance requirements to operate on the airport’s short runway, surrounded by dense terrain and intense air traffic, during evaluation flights performed by the first European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA)-registered Legacy 450 operated by Air Service Liege (ASL) and based in Brussels, Belgium. The French Civil Aviation Authority validated the results.
In a commercial operation, the Legacy 450 can land in La Mole airport with at least six passengers, or even more depending on favorable weather conditions, and take off with eight passengers onboard.