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Embraer delivers its first Legacy 500 in Australia

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 16, 2015

The first EMB-550 Legacy 500 delivered to Australia, registration N142GZ, landing at Rockhampton after a test flight on February 12 2015. (CQ Planespotting)
The first EMB-550 Legacy 500 delivered to Australia, N142GZ, landing at Rockhampton after a test flight on February 12. (Damian Freiberg/CQ Planespotting)

Embraer has delivered its first Legacy 500mid-size business jet to an Australian customer.

The Legacy 500, N142GZ, was purchased by an undisclosed Australian businessman based in North Queensland, Embraer said in a statement.

The aircraft was expected to be on site at the Australian International Airshow, which begins on Tuesday February 24 at Avalon Airport.

Both the Legacy 500 and Legacy 650, as well as Embraer’s Phenom 300 and Phenom 100, were due to be on display at the Airshow.

“The Legacy 500 is proving itself to be a very capable executive jet and well suited to the Australian market,” Embraer Executive Jets chief executive Marco Túlio Pellegrini said.

“We are grateful for the confidence that this customer has placed in Embraer, and we are fully committed to supporting their operations.”

ExecuJet is the authorised maintenance provider for the Legacy 500 in Australia, while Hawker Pacific in Singapore is also authorised to provide full maintenance support for the aircraft.


Comments (3)

  • Kim


    Interesting name for this jet. Subaru had to change the name of its Legacy in other countries to Outback in this country so as not to offend Australians. Hope they are paying a royalty to our “Legacy” for use of the name.

  • Jane


    Just showed up one of these jets landing in Melbourne. On flightradar24

  • Greg


    Just wondered if anyone knows what company leases this Embraer, been around Mackay for 4 years now..

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