Embraer Legacy 500
The Embraer Legacy 500 development launch occurred back in 2007 with intentions set at launching a super mid-sized aircraft well beyond its competition, in regards to reliability, operating efficiencies, and technological advancements; particularly, in regards to the Bombardier Challenger 300! Aviation professionals, familiar with the Embraer Legacy 500, say the firm succeeded. In fact, some have even referenced that they operate their Embraer Legacy 500 to and from locations with runways as short as 4,000 feet (when additional operating criteria are met) and have even gone so far to say the Gulfstream G280 and Challenger 350 don’t even come close to the operational capabilities of the Legacy 500.
How does the Embraer legacy 500 compare to other super mid-sized jets
The Embraer Legacy 500 is equal in height to the Challenger 300, a few inches narrower, and three inches shorter; yet, the cabin feels larger than its actual measurements due to 12 windows that are larger than those in any other super mid-sized aircraft. It also has better fuel efficiency than most in its class. Passengers who have flown in the Legacy 500 compliment how roomy it feels and how quiet the cabin is.
Standard design for the Embraer Legacy 500 incorporates a flat floor with eight extra-wide club chairs and a belted potty seat which can accommodate a ninth passenger. FAA Part 135 (charter) approved aircraft have a mid-cabin emergency exit configuration to qualify them to meet airworthiness requirements; however, cabins intended solely for personal use can be configured with an aft lav emergency exit that affords greater flexibility for cabin layout.
Approximately 70% of the 50+ Legacy 500’s that have been delivered are in the U.S. market. As a result, you can certainly charter an Embraer Legacy 500. Some passengers favor a pressurized baggage compartment, as they have reported that some of their personal hygiene items are altered when stowed in non-pressurized areas, so you may want to consider keeping those items with you in the cabin but that is a small price to pay for such a beautiful aircraft with amazing performance.
What’s next for the Legacy 500? It may just be a longer-range (3,500 nm); a Legacy 500EX! We can only wait and see!
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