Embraer Legacy 600

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Legacy 600
Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy 600, United Aviation AN1421569.jpg
Embraer Legacy 600, gear and flaps down
Role Business jet
National origin Brazil
Manufacturer Embraer
First flight March 31, 2001[1]
Introduction February 2002[1]
Status In service, In production
Produced 2002-present
Number built 263 (as of Dec. 31, 2015)[2]
Unit cost
650E: US$25.9 million(2016)[3]
Developed from Embraer ERJ 145 family

The Embraer Legacy 600 is a business jet derivative of the Embraer ERJ 145 family of commercial jet aircraft.

Design and development[edit]

EMB-135BJ Legacy 600 in St. Moritz, Switzerland
EMB-135BJ Legacy at dusk

The Legacy 600 is based on the ERJ 135 model. Launched in 2000 at the Farnborough Airshow, the Legacy carries 13 passengers in three partitioned sections for 3,050 nautical miles (5,650 km) or 8 passengers for 3,450 nautical miles (6,390 km). It features added range via extra fuel tanks in the tail behind the baggage compartment and forward of the wing, winglets, and an extensive drag reduction program. It is certified to 41,000 feet (12,000 m) altitude versus 37,000 feet (11,000 m) for the airline configuration. The Legacy Shuttle can seat 19 to 37 in airline-style seats but without the range.

Legacy 650 interior

The Legacy 600 competes on the upper end of the small to mid-sized range of business jets and is considered a "Super Midsize" aircraft. It has nearly the opposite design progression as the rival Canadair Challenger. The Legacy 600 was derived from the established ERJ family of regional jets, while the Canadair Regional Jet was developed by Bombardier from the Challenger business jet. Both lines of aircraft are competitors. Embraer has since launched an extensive lineup of business aircraft, from the entry-level Phenom 100 to the Lineage 1000, a bizliner version of the company's 100-seat E-190.

Legacy 600 Cockpit

With the updated Mark I cockpit of the EMB-145, the Legacy includes a Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite glass cockpit.[4]

Legacy 650[edit]

Announced at the 2009 NBAA show, the Legacy 650 is a longer-range version of the Legacy 600 giving it a range capability of 7,220km (3,900nmi) non-stop with four passengers, or carry 1,134kg more than the 600 for a 6,290km trip.[5] It was certified by the FAA in February 2011.[6]

An enhanced version, the 650E, was announced at the 2016 NBAA and scheduled for introduction in 2017. It includes a synthetic vision system and autothrottle as standard, a restyled three-zone interior and comes with a 10-year or 10,000-flight-hour warranty.[7]

Incidents[edit]

  • On 29 September 2006, an ExcelAire Legacy collided with Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 Boeing 737 while cruising over the northern state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. The Boeing crashed to the ground and all 154 passengers and crew were killed, while the Embraer managed to land at a Brazilian military airfield with only minor damage.

Aircraft deliveries[edit]

Year 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 total
Deliveries[2] 8 13 13 20 27 36 36 18 11 13 17 21 18 12 263

Specifications[edit]

Embraer Legacy Brochures
Variant Legacy 600[8] Legacy 650[9]
Crew 2
Passengers 13 / 14
Baggage Capacity 286 cu.ft / 8.1 cu.m
Length 26.33 m / 86 ft 5 in
Wingspan 21.17 m / 68 ft 11 in
Height 6.76 m / 22 ft 2 in
MTOW[10] 49,604 lb (22,500 kg) 53,572 lb (24,300 kg)
MLW[10] 40,785 lb (18,500 kg) 44,092 lb (20,000 kg)
MZFW[10] 35,274 lb (16,000 kg) 36,156 lb (16,400 kg)
BOW[10] 30,081 lb (13,645 kg) 31,217 lb (14,160 kg)
Max Fuel[10] 18,170 lb (8,242 kg) 20,600 lb (9,344 kg)
Max. Payload 5,193 lb / 2,356 kg 4,939 lb / 2,240 kg
Engines Rolls-Royce AE 3007A1E Rolls-Royce AE 3007A2
Thrust 7,953 lbf (35.38 kN), ISA+22ºC 9,020 lbf (40.1 kN), ISA+15ºC
Ceiling 41,000 ft / 12,497 m
Range [a] 3,400 nm / 6,297 km 3,900 nm / 7,223 km
Cruise Mach 0.78 (829 km/h; 515 mph)
Maximum Speed Mach 0.80 (850 km/h; 528 mph)
TOFL (MTOW, SL, ISA) 5,614 ft / 1,711 m 5,741 ft / 1,750 m
Landing (Typical LW, SL, ISA) 2,685 ft / 818 m 2,842 ft / 866 m
Avionics Honeywell Primus Elite

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ 4 pax, LRC, NBAA IFR res.
  1. ^ a b "10 years of Executive Aviation" (PDF). The Embraer Advantage (Press release). Embraer. April 2011. p. 4. 
  2. ^ a b "2015 general aviation statistical data book" (PDF). GAMA. 
  3. ^ Molly McMillin (Nov 1, 2016). "Embraer Launches $25.9 Million Legacy 650E". ShowNewsn. Aviation Week. 
  4. ^ "Primus Elite improves safety and flexibility for Legacy 600 operator" (Press release). Honeywell. June 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ "NBAA 09: Embraer joins the '650' club". FlightGlobal. 19 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "USA gives thumbs-up to Legacy 650". FlightGlobal. 28 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "NBAA: Embraer unveils new version of Legacy 650". FlightGlobal. 31 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Legacy 600 Brochure" (PDF). Embraer. 
  9. ^ "Legacy 650 Brochure" (PDF). Embraer. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Business Jets Specification and Performance Data" (PDF). Business & Commercial Aviation. Aviation Week. May 2015. 

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