Embraer Legacy 600 Executive Jet, Brazil
Legacy 600 is a super midsize aircraft developed by Embraer. The aircraft entered into service in April 2002. It was first launched at the Farnborough Airshow in 2000. The first flight of the aircraft was completed in March 2001. The aircraft is currently being operated in more than 24 countries across the world. It is available in two versions, which include the Legacy Executive and Legacy Shuttle.
Embraer reached an agreement with Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) in June 2012, for establishing a production line to build Legacy 600 aircraft in China. Deliveries of the Legacy 600 aircraft are expected to begin by the end of 2013.
Orders and deliveries of Embraer's executive jet
The first Legacy 600 aircraft was delivered in April 2002. ABS Jets, a Czech Republic carrier, was one of the early customers of the aircraft, who received its first Legacy 600 aircraft in July 2004. ABS Jets purchased one more Legacy 600 aircraft in November 2005.
The third Legacy 600 aircraft was delivered to Titan Aviation in October 2009. United Aviation ordered one aircraft in July 2006. Sonangol International Holding, a China-based company, ordered two Legacy 600 aircraft in August 2007.
London Executive Aviation (LEA) received a Legacy 600 from Embraer in February 2010. Minsheng Financial Leasing ordered 13 Legacy 600 aircraft in October 2011. Three aircraft were delivered by November 2012.
Design of the super midsize aircraft
The Legacy 600 aircraft incorporated most of the design features from the Embraer ERJ 145 and 135 families. The aircraft features added range and extra fuel tanks. It has wingtips for improved aerodynamic performance. The aircraft dimensions include 26.33m length, 6.76m height and 21.17m wingspan.
Legacy 600 cockpit / flight deck and avionics
The aircraft features a large cockpit with a spacious flight deck. The flight deck is equipped with a Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite. It is equipped with LCD displays with a cursor control device (CCD), new airspace operations standards, charts and maps capability.
It also features integrated stand-by instruments system, electronic flight bag and central maintenance computer, coupled vertical navigation (VNAV), data loader 1000 with SD card and USB ports, RNP 0.3 and XM weather capabilities.
The avionics also includes dual Inertial reference system, dual FMS/GPS, smartLanding and SmartRunway, WAAS/LPV, CPDLC FANS 1/A and data link recorder.
The electrical systems in the flight deck include four primary DC generators, one 12kVA auxiliary power unit generator and two logic controllers. The aircraft features carbon brakes, ice detection and prevention system and temperature monitoring on cockpit display.
Cabin features of Embraer's Legacy 600 jet
The aircraft has three spacious cabin zones to accommodate up to 13 people. The cabin features a baggage compartment with a space of 240ft³ (6.8m³). It also has internal storage space of about 46ft³ (1.3m³). The aircraft has a total of 22 windows with an area of about 2.65m² providing abundant natural light.
The cabin features fully berthing seats, spacious and fully equipped galley, and a large lavatory. It offers multiple interior configurations and low cabin noise. A touchscreen monitor is provided in the cabin for master control of cabin systems, coffee brewer or Espresso machines, a microwave oven and three power outlets. The cabin also features a fridge and wine cooler.
The aircraft cabin is equipped with advanced entertainment facilities, such as Rockwell Collins Airshow 410, 17-in widescreen LCD bulkhead-mounted monitors with DVD player and high speed data with a 128kbps wireless Inmarsat Swift64 network.
Engine and performance of the executive jet
The Legacy 600 is powered by two AE3007A1E turbofan engines manufactured by Rolls-Royce. The engines generate about 7,953lb of maximum thrust each. The aircraft features a dual-channel full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system.
The aircraft offers a range of 3,400nm (6,297km). It has a high speed cruise at Mach 0.80. The service ceiling of the aircraft is 12,500m. The unfactored landing distance of the aircraft is 2,685ft (818m) and the takeoff distance is 5,614ft (1,711 m). The operating altitude of the aircraft is 41,000ft (12,497m).
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