Embraer delivers first European Legacy 450

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Embraer has delivered its first EASA-registered Legacy 450 to Luxembourg-based Smart Air, which will manage the aircraft on behalf of a customer. The twinjet, operated by ASL, will be based in Brussels and available for charter from January 2016.

“We are pleased to welcome Smart Air as the first European company to manage a Legacy 450,” said Embraer Executive Jets president and CEO Marco Tulio Pellegrini.

The midsize jet received EASA certification in September 2015 following approval from Brazil’s ANAC and the FAA. The aircraft is the first in its class to feature digital flight controls and full fly-by-wire capability, with a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.83 and a ceiling of 45,000ft. It has a range of 2,900 nautical miles.

“We recommended the Legacy 450 to a customer of ours long before all the positive reports from pilots and journalists,” noted Smart Air founder and CEO Stéphane Ledermann. “We are convinced that this aircraft will be very successful, and we can’t wait to fly it soon.”

January 5, 2016

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