Embraer is prepping the first of its Legacy 500 jets for first flight in upcoming weeks – not quite a year after originally hoped – as the Brazilian manufacturer continues to target 2013 certification for the midsize business jet. Embraer rolled out the initial Legacy jet late last year and began ground tests in January. Original plans called for first flight at the end of 2011, but a software glitch with the fly-by-wire control system pushed the program back by several months. ...
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