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Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, Nice, France (NCE / LFMN) to Vnukovo International Airport, Moscow, Russian Federation (VKO / UUWW)
London Luton Airport, London, U.K. (LTN / EGGW) to Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV / LLBG)
Groton-New London Airport, Groton, CT (GON / KGON) to Paris-Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France (LBG / LFPB)
BRIEF HISTORY – LEGACY 650 / 650E
EMBRAER | EMB-135BJ | LEGACY 650 (2010-2017)
EMBRAER | EMB-135BJ | LEGACY 650E (2017-2020)
In an effort to remain competitive, Embraer Executive Jets went back to the design room, improving upon its vastly popular Legacy 600 series. Embraer’s answer was the Super Midsize Jet, Legacy 650. While many in aviation classify this aircraft as a heavy jet, due to its size and range, Embraer released the 600 / 650 series as their Super Midsize Jet offering. After the completion of its first flight in September 2009, the aircraft went into service full time in late 2010. The Legacy 600’s range has been increased by an impressive 500 nm with the updates that have been achieved. The Legacy 600 is outclassed by the 650 in terms of range and hot-and-high performance (Hot temperatures and / or high altitudes).
LEGACY 650 – A GLOBAL EFFORT
In June 2012, Embraer and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) signed a joint venture agreement for the construction of a Legacy 650 aircraft production line in China. Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry, a joint venture between Harbin and Embraer, is slated to produce its first aircraft in 2013. (It would ultimately end up being closed down in 2020 when Embraer announced they were ceasing all manufacturing on the Legacy series.) Also, for the Russian clients of the Legacy 650 aircraft, Embraer announced a deal with Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo in May 2012 to offer service at Vnukovo International Airport.
CABIN COMFORTS – LEGACY 650
The improved Legacy 650 can accommodate up to 13 passengers in its three purposeful cabin zones, released in 2012 as a special edition, has Honeywell Ovation Select cabin management technology. There are a total of 22 large windows in the aircraft, allowing the cabin to be bathed in natural light. The cabin has the largest lavatory in its class, located in the rear of the aircraft, as well as lie-flat (fully berthing) seats and a huge, fully equipped kitchenette ready to assist in preparing, cooking, and storing any hot or cold food you fancy. Outfitted with a touchscreen panel to handle the cabin systems, a refrigerator or wine cooler, a coffee maker or an espresso machine, and a microwave, the galley also has three power outlets for convenience. It is equipped and ready to accommodate the most intricate of requests. The enhanced version of the cabin management system includes iPod/iPhone docking stations, Blu-ray players, radio, 3D maps, and wireless remote control. This upgraded cabin will keep you entertained and connected your entire flight
POWER AND PERFORMANCE – LEGACY 650
Two rear-mounted, Rolls-Royce AE3007A2 turbofan engines power the Legacy 650 with a maximum thrust of about 9,020 lbf each. CO2 emissions are reduced by roughly 22% with this engine alone. Full authority digital engine control (FADEC) is another aspect of the upgrade.The Legacy 650 cruises on average at Mach 0.80 and has a maximum range of 3,900nm. The aircraft’s service ceiling is 41,000 ft. while maintaining a cabin pressure never to exceed 6,000 feet. It has an impressive (un-factored) take off distance of less than 5,800 feet and can land in under 2,900 feet! As this aircraft has an increased overall payload as well as fuel capacity, it did slightly raise the runway requirements for the 650 when toe-to-toe with its predecessor the 600.
FLIGHT DECK – LEGACY 650
Honeywell Primus Elite avionics are installed in the aircraft’s big cockpit and flight deck. The Legacy 650’s cockpit was originally designed with the pilot in mind, which is evident from the space, comfort, and intuitive layout of the flight deck. Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite was selected by Embraer to equip the flight deck. An LCD display with a cursor control device (CCD) is included in the flight deck avionics. Electronic flight bag, central maintenance computer (VNAV), data loader 1000 (SD card/USB), RNP 0.3 and XM weather capabilities are also included in the system.There are also data link recorders, a dual inertial reference system, and so on in the avionics suite. Improved flight crew situational awareness is provided by Honeywell’s SmartRunwayTM and SmartLanding technologies on the Legacy 650’s flight deck in 2012. Embraer would go on to release one more variant of the 650 series.
EMBRAER LEGACY 650E (2017-2020)
Announced in 2016 at NBAA an enhanced variant, the Legacy 650E, entered service in 2017. The 650E has two new systems that come standard which are auto throttle and a synthetic vision system, both of which increase situational awareness and reduce pilot tasks to ensure complete focus. Also, Embraer is able to offer an unparalleled 10-year/10,000-hour guarantee as the Legacy family boasts a near-perfect dispatch dependability. A few short years after its maiden voyage, Embraer announced in 2020 it would stop manufacturing the Legacy 650E and closed down its manufacturing facility in China.
CHARTER AN EMBRAER LEGACY 650 / 650E
Embraer’s Legacy 650 has done exactly that, cementing its legacy in the history books as one of the most popular business jets on the market. With its spacious and technologically advanced cabin, paired with an impressive dispatch rate, it is easy to see why clients around the world admired this aircraft. CharterJets Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated Legacy 650/650E’s available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!