Cologne, Germany, December 16, 2014 – Embraer’s Legacy 500 executive jet today was granted certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) during a ceremony at its headquarters, in Cologne, Germany. This approval enables entry into service of the aircraft in the Member States of the European Union as well as in EASA associated countries.
“EASA’s certification is a very important achievement for the Legacy 500, which is introducing advanced technologies and superior comfort in the midsize class,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, President and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “The approval of this revolutionary aircraft is a testament to our commitment to deliver true innovation to the market.”
“This certificate demonstrates the excellent safety performance of Embraer aircraft and the outstanding cooperation spirit which is in place between EASA, the Brazilian Airworthiness Authority ANAC and Embraer, making excellent use of the EU/Brazil Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement,” said Norbert Lohl, EASA Certification Director. “It was Embraer that received the first EASA Transport Airplane Type Certificate in 2004 and are receiving now, 10 years later, another important one for the Legacy 500.”
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