04/30/2009. Produced as an EMB-135BJ, for marketing reasons the type is designated ERJ-135BJ Legacy. ERJ stands for Embraer Regional Jet, BJ for Business Jet.
The aircraft was first flown on April 4, 2001, registered as PP-XSW, being reregistered PT-SAB on July 23, 2002. It was leased to Flight Options in the USA, registered N912CW on December 16, 2003. It was sold to the Brazilian AF on October 2, 2006, serial 2580, initially designated VC-99C, later VC-99B.