Embraer Legacy 500

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Legacy 500
EmbraerMSJ.jpg
MSJ concept drawing as of October, 2007
Role Business jet
National origin Brazil
Manufacturer Embraer
First flight 27 November 2012
Introduction 11 October 2014
Status In Service
Number built 23
Unit cost
$20 million[1]
Variants Embraer Legacy 450

The Embraer Legacy 500 is a mid-size business jet being developed by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer.

Design and development[edit]

Initially called the MSJ (Mid-Size Jet) Concept at NBAA 2007, the Legacy 500 was officially launched at EBACE in 2008, along with its smaller sibling, the Legacy 450.[2] It can be configured to carry up to 12 passengers, and can carry eight passengers over 2,800 nautical miles (5,190 km), or four passengers over 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km). The first prototype – S/N 00001 – was rolled out on 23 December 2011 to begin ground testing and systems evaluation.[3][4]

Embraer's originally announced timeline for first flight and certification of the Legacy 500 had to be revised because software development for the Parker Hannifin-supplied fly-by-wire control system was running behind schedule; despite these delays the first engine run was completed on January 17, 2012.[5][6][7][8] The 500 has benign single-engine handling.[1]

Rockwell Collins is supplying its Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics suite for the Legacy 500's cockpit. The aircraft's first flight occurred on 27 November 2012.[9] Certification was received from ANAC on August 12, 2014,[10] and first delivery occurred to an undisclosed Brazilian company almost two months later on October 11.[11]

Final assembly for United States delivery is completed at Melbourne International Airport.[12] On October 21, 2014 the Legacy 500 was cleared for flights over United States soil.[13]

Variants[edit]

Legacy 450
Legacy 500
Extended length model

Specifications (Legacy 500)[edit]

Data from [3] and Flying (magazine)[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: up to 12 passengers, 8 standard
  • Length: 20.75 m (68 ft 1 in)
  • Wingspan: 20.24 m (66 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 6.45 m (21 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 44.9 m2 (483 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 12,020 kg (26,499 lb)
  • Gross weight: 17,280 kg (38,095 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 1,949 gal
  • Cabin altitude: 6,000ft at 45,000ft
  • Cabin height: 6ft
  • Cabin width: 6ft 10in
  • Cabin length: 25ft
  • Powerplant: 2 × Honeywell HTF7500E Turbofan engines, 31.1 kN (7,000 lbf) thrust each

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 863 km/h; 536 mph (466 kn)
  • Range: 5,788 km (3,596 mi; 3,125 nmi) at Mach 0.78 (516 kn; 594 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 13,716 m (45,000 ft) - certified to 46,000 ft
  • Rate of climb: 19.1 m/s (3,750 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 370 kg/m2 (75 lb/sq ft)
  • Payload: 1,600 pounds at max. fuel
  • Take-off field length: 4,000 feet

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

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