Embraer’s Legacy 450 business jet makes first flight

Brazil-based Embraer announced that its Legacy 450 mid-light business jet has successfully completed its first flight.

During the one hour and thirty-five minute flight, test pilots conducted an evaluation of the jet’s handing and performance characteristics.

The maiden flight is an important milestone on the project, Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer president and CEO, said in a statement.

It sets “a new standard in business aviation, delivering innovations that reflect our vision (and) our commitment to customers,” Curado said.

The plane has a fly-by-wire system, side-stick flight controls and an advanced avionics suite.