Embraer Executive Jets delivered the first midsize Legacy 500 assembled at its recently expanded Melbourne, Florida, plant to an undisclosed U.S. customer today. The facility assembles all Phenoms and some Legacy 450/500s, with the remainder of the midsize jets produced at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
“We are pleased to deliver the first Legacy 500 made in Melbourne, fulfilling our vision of expanding production to assemble four world-class business jets on Florida’s Space Coast,” said Embraer Executive Jets president and CEO Michael Amalfitano. “I want to congratulate our teams on their passion for excellence and their commitment to deliver true value to customers. The Legacy 500…is attracting a strong interest with corporate flight departments and fleet operators, in addition to individual owners.”