Embraer Makes Progress On New ‘Mid’ Offerings

By Kerry Lynch
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
October 14, 2013

Almost a year after Embraer flew its first midsize jet, the Legacy 500, the company is preparing to fly its smaller sibling, the Legacy 450. The two models, essentially the same aircraft sized for different markets, are part of the Brazilian airframer's ambitious agenda to offer a product in every major business-jet category.

Embraer filled the entry-level and light-jet niches with its Phenom 100 and 300, the super-midsize and large markets with the Legacy 600/650, and the ultra-large with the Lineage. Now comes the Legacy 500, an aircraft targeted for the midsize market but with a cabin closer to super-midsize.

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