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Embraer completes Legacy 500 engine run

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 7, 2012
Embraer has completed the first engine run of its Legacy 500 business jet. (Embraer)

Embraer has completed the first engine run of its Legacy 500 midsize executive jet, the Brazilian company said.

A series of preparatory evaluations – such as APU tests and first refueling – were held the day prior to the engine run. Engine tests are essential to properly evaluate all dependent systems: bleed air, electrical, environmental (air conditioning), hydraulic, and FADEC logics, as well as the integration of the engine with avionics.

The first flight of the Legacy 500 is expected to take place in the third quarter of this year.

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