This week at the NBAA Convention, Embraer Executive Jets is displaying a complete Legacy 450 cabin and cockpit mockup for the first time. The mid-light Legacy 450, which is expected to enter service in 2015, is designed to carry up to nine passengers and have a range of 2,300 nm with four passengers at Mach 0.78. The interior on display, which was designed in partnership with DesignworksUSA, features a stand-up cabin with a flat floor.
Iacobucci HF (Stand 167) is rolling out its ATS Galley Cart here at the EBACE show. The sleek, modern cart was developed in collaboration with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and combines structural optimization and weight-saving design with an array of customization options.
Italian cabin components specialist Iacobucci is perhaps better known for its galley products, but the company has recently expanded its line to include this executive seat. Created in partnership with BMW DesignworksUSA, the seat was on show at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011 for the first time.
For their successful collaboration on the new Falcon 7X interior option, Dassault Falcon and BMW Group’s DesignworksUSA have been awarded the prestigious “Good Design” award for 2009, given by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design.
Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry-level jet received EASA certification in late April. The Brazilian manufacturer introduced the five-passenger twinjet in 2005 and it received Brazilian Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil and FAA certification in December. Meanwhile, last month at EBACE Embraer said it will offer a new Phenom 100 seat with enhanced comfort in form and function, beginning in the fourth quarter.
Pilatus in late May celebrated the start of customer deliveries of the PC-12 NG during a ceremony at its U.S. headquarters in Broomfield, Colo. The milestone was celebrated by Pilatus employees and Western Aircraft, the Boise, Idaho-based PC-12 sales and service center for the Northwest.
The second Phenom 100 VLJ took flight yesterday, departing from Embraer headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. Captains Marcio Brisolla Jordão and Antonio Bragança Silva were at the controls, assisted by flight engineer Carlos Roberto Silveira Filho. Phenom 100 number two, equipped with full flight-test instrumentation, is slated for systems testing, in-flight thrust determination and flutter testing.
Pilatus has sold its first $3.35 million Next Generation PC-12 to a Brazilian operator.