Posted on February 28th, 2019
“With the first 2 prototypes currently well into the flight test program, the first air travel of the third Legacy 500 is a major milestone for the program,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets. “The four-aircraft examination program is made to ensure all systems and features on the Legacy 500 reach maturity before entering service. The 2nd and first prototypes currently have actually logged 122 hours on 66 flights with screening case as anticipated.”.
After being rolled out on February 25, the Legacy 500 SN 003 is being made use of to check avionics, sound, electrical systems and the interior. Screening the interior to ensure a smooth EIS is crucial to the excellence of the program because it enables the business to test for failures and address issues prior to service entry, verifying the Company’s dedication to providing an unparalleled client experience.
To that end, Embraer Executive Jets took the unusual action of producing an interior rig using a real metallic fuselage geared up with the full interior. The goal is to obtain maturation in terms of assembly and to take supervisors and engineers on virtual air travels between 2 and 6 hours to test longevity, reliability and comfort.
The maturity project included even more than 13,000 hours on the Legacy 500 Iron Bird since it got in service in 2010. The Iron Bird is made use of to test and re-test the plane at each development phase and incorporates all systems including air management, avionics, nuclear power plant, electrical systems, flight controls, certain fly-by-wire control law tests, synoptics and CAS messages tests along with failure mode case analysis tests.
In addition, throughout the maturation project each of the prototypes will have all upkeep reports published into the Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis (AHEAD) system which collects upkeep information for more efficient, thorough and much easier maintenance planning. The computational, web-based upkeep platform is made to make sure optimal readiness by limiting down time. As soon as in service with consumers, AHEAD speeds up fault recognition, allowing maintenance technicians to plan fixing responses while the plane is still in flight.
It is the first midsize jet with full fly-by-wire technology for complete envelope security and improved security, convenience and efficiency. The Legacy 500 is the first midsize jet with a six-foot, stand-up cabin, providing the finest cabin volume in the course. It is the only midsize jet with a wet galley.
“With the first 2 prototypes already well into the flight examination program, the first flight of the third Legacy 500 is a major milestone for the program,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets. To that end, Embraer Executive Jets took the unusual step of producing an interior rig utilizing an actual metallic fuselage geared up with the complete interior. It is the first midsize jet with full fly-by-wire technology for full envelope security and enhanced effectiveness, security and comfort. The Legacy 500 is the first midsize jet with a six-foot, stand-up cabin, providing the finest cabin volume in the course.