The updated Legacy 650E has been on the business aviation market for 3 years and was created by Embraer to increase the attractiveness of the company's products in the competitive heavy business jets segment.
Legacy 650E received many features, including a system of synthetic vision and automatic traction in the standard, an updated interior of the passenger compartment with three zones and an entertainment system with a Full HD-screen. The manufacturer also installed an unprecedented guarantee of 10 years or 10,000 flight hours on the updated business jet.
“As a testament to our confidence in the Legacy 650E’s heritage of robustness and near-perfect dispatch reliability, this new aircraft carries the longest warranty available in the business jet industry,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, Embraer Executive Jets’ president and chief executive, at the launch of the upgraded 14-seat twin.
The cockpit of the Legacy 650E is equipped with Honeywell Primus Elite avionics, and there are also two iPads with holders. According to the company, they "will allow pilots to enjoy a friendly interface, simplify data updates and have a full range of other tools to work with." Also, the iPad will reduce the workload and create a more intuitive environment.
The aircraft is scheduled for commissioning in 2017. The $ 26,000,000 Legacy 650E will compete with a variety of business jets, including the Dassault Falcon 2000LXS, Bombardier Challenger 650 and the Cessna Citation Hemisphere being developed.
The rest is the “good and well-proven” Legacy 650. The flagship of the Embraer family of large business jets - the Legacu 650 - is based on the best-selling Legacy 600, which, in turn, was an adaptation of the regional passenger aircraft platform. Reliability, the “unfettered” price tag and the maximum amount of saloon for your money - these are its main trump cards.
Salon "six hundred and fiftieth" traditionally for the Legacy line is divided into three zones. Customers are offered several options for their layout. Sofa and sliding chairs, depending on the chosen configuration, allow arranging up to six beds. The optimal number of passenger seats in this aircraft is 13. The kitchen in the nose of the aircraft provides more than enough space for the necessary utensils, storage and serving of dishes. The spacious toilet room is located in the tail section, from which access to the luggage compartment is open during the flight. The Honeywell Ovation Select cabin electronics digital control system can do a lot - from lowering the porthole curtains to outputting video and Airshow system cards to monitors. With individual displays, you can equip all the chairs, in addition, the image can be displayed on the central widescreen screens - their number and size are optional. The three-zone layout of the cabin allows for a separate compartment to rest in the tail section, separating it with a partition and a dense sliding curtain.
With quite decent flight performance it is very difficult to find a competitor to this product of the Brazilian aviation industry if we proceed from the calculation of dollars spent per cubic meter of space. This is confirmed by the indices of productivity and productivity - in Legacy 650 they are the highest among the classmates. Whether it is worthwhile to neglect the slightly higher operating costs depending on the priorities and tasks of the buyer, which is somewhat higher than that of the Falcon 2000LXS and the Challenger 605.