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Embraer Legacy 500 Demonstrates Steep Approach Capability

By Juliet Van Wagenen | May 20, 2016
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Jetex’s Embraer Legacy 500 at the London City Airport
Jetex’s Embraer Legacy 500 at the London City Airport. Photo: Embraer

[Avionics Today 05-20-2016] Embraer Executive Jets and Flexjet have demonstrated the business jet Legacy 500’s steep approach capability to operate at London City Airport (LCY). The recent approval follows a comprehensive flight test campaign, which included takeoffs and steep approach landings at the airport to meet strict technical and environmental performance standards.

A Legacy 500 performed the approach at London City Airport, which has operated one of the most stringent noise management standards of any airport in the U.K. since opening in 1987. LCY’s short runway, steep approach and departure angle, as well as other operational controls, make it different from most other airports, requiring a special certification for every aircraft that operates there.

 “This new operational capability for London’s financial district, one of Europe’s major business aviation hubs, will offer our customers additional flexibility,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets.

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