The first Embraer Legacy 500 midsize business jet to be assembled at the airframer’s Melbourne, Florida, facilities made its first flight July 13. The flight is a key milestone for Embraer’s Melbourne operations, said Michael Amalfitano, Embraer Executive Jets’ president and CEO. The Brazil-based company has expanded its Florida production facilities and doubled its footprint, he said. The aircraft will be delivered in the third quarter of 2017. Embraer’s first ...

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