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Embraer introduces Legacy 650EEmbraer introduces Legacy 650E

Embraer Executive Jets has introduced the $25.9 million Legacy 650E slated to enter service in 2017. The aircraft features automation and technology updates and carries a 10-year or 10,000-flight-hour warranty.

Photo rendering of Embraer Legacy 650E. Image courtesy of Embraer.

Embraer also released its 10-year market outlook for business aviation indicating a global demand of 8,400 new business jets valued at $244 billion. The analysis indicates that demand is likely to exceed the last decade’s deliveries of 8,166 business jets valued at $198 billion. The company said the small and medium jet segments are expected to represent 61 percent of the market deliveries.

The 650E builds on the successful Embraer 650.

Cockpit of the Legacy 650E. Photo by Al Marsh.

“As a testament to our confidence in the Legacy 650’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, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets.

Refinements to the 650E fight deck include synthetic vision as part of the latest Primus Elite advanced features from Honeywell. The system includes traffic collision avoidance system symbology and XM ground-based weather information on the moving map. The Legacy 650E also comes with autothrottle as standard equipment. The aircraft’s avionics system is compliant with all next-generation airspace mandates and requirements. The cockpit includes two iPads with mounting systems.

The 650E can carry 14 passengers in three distinct zones of privacy. The aircraft has a range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers) with four passengers with NBAA IFR fuel reserves.

The Legacy 650E was unveiled at the National Business Aviation Association's annual convention in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Al Marsh.
Alton Marsh

Alton K. Marsh

Freelance journalist
Alton K. Marsh is a former senior editor of AOPA Pilot and is now a freelance journalist specializing in aviation topics.
Topics: Jet, Financial, National Business Aviation Association

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