Embraer’s large-sized Legacy 650 executive jet has received type certification (TC) from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India, paving the way for Legacy 650 customers to register and operate the aircraft in India.
“The Legacy 650 at Hyderabad is a significant event since it is the sixth Embraer Executive Jet model to gain Indian certification,” said José Eduardo Costas, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific – Embraer Executive Jets. “The 2012 version of the Legacy 650 is making its debut here while on the first leg of its worldwide demonstration tour which began this month. Launched in 2009, the Legacy 650 is the latest executive jet offered by Embraer. All of Embraer’s executive jets in production today – the entry-level Phenom 100, light Phenom 300, super-mid-size Legacy 600, large Legacy 650 and ultra-large Lineage 1000 – are now certified in India.”
The 2012 version of the Legacy 650 features refinements to the interior and cabin management system, including a new full high-definition in-flight entertainment system in order to increase cabin comfort and capabilities. New avionics are designed to reduce pilot workload while the overall enhancements improve the flexibility and efficiency of aircraft operations. New features include the addition of the Honeywell Ovation® SelectTM, alldigital, cabin management system and an 8.9” touchscreen CMS passenger control monitor in the galleys for master control of video, audio, lighting, temperature and water. Individual touch-screen controls are also located throughout the cabin. The jet also features improved interior storage, restyled seats with side-pocket storage and greater swivel movement in the third zone.
A new, wireless handset Iridium telephone system is yet another enhancement as are the highdefinition video system, media input and iPod and iPhone docking systems. Embraer has chosen the Honeywell Primus EliteTM avionics suite, to ensure the 2012 Legacy 600/650 is equipped for the changing air traffic control system. Embraer incorporated FANS 1/A CPDLC, RNP 0.3 WAAS/LPV and coupled VNAV for optimizing airspace use, flight time and lowering fuel burn.
About the Legacy 650
Launched in October 2009, the Legacy 650 is Embraer’s offering in the large jet category. It is a derivative of Embraer’s super-mid-size Legacy 600 and, similarly, has three distinct cabin zones and spacious wet galley as well as the largest inflight accessible baggage compartment of its class.
The aircraft combines a stylish and spacious cabin with the range to carry out transatlantic missions: maximum range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometres) with four passengers, and 3,840 nautical miles (7,112 kilometres) with eight passengers, with NBAA IFR reserves included. This significant range increase was made possible through extensive modifications, such as reinforced wings and landing gear, a redesigned fully-automated fuel system with larger tank capacity and new highly-efficient, more-powerful Rolls-Royce AE 3007A2 engines.