Embraer is conducting final validation tests of the fly-by-wire system on its new Legacy 500 midsize business jet, and is hoping to finally obtain clearance for the aircraft’s first flight within weeks. Software issues with the fly-by-wire system have pushed back first flight by almost a year. But the system is fully installed, and executives are optimistic that those issues are well behind them. Once it ironed out the fly-by-wire system, Embraer had hoped to have the first prototype ...

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