Film star Jackie Chan has become the first customer in China to take delivery of an Embraer Legacy 500. Chan’s connection with Embraer Executive Jets dates to 2012, when he received a Legacy 650 as China’s launch customer and became Embraer’s brand ambassador.
“I’m so thrilled to receive this Legacy 500, a state-of-the-art executive jet,” said Chan. “In the past few years, my Legacy 650 has brought me fantastic traveling experiences and great convenience, allowing me to do more acting and philanthropic works around the world. I’m sure that the performance of the new Legacy 500 will again exceed my expectations, and become a comfortable mobile home and office for me.”
“I believe Jackie Chan’s choice reflects the changing mindset among Chinese customers that midsize executive jets can fulfill most of their business missions with higher efficiency and greater flexibility,” said Guan Dongyuan, senior vice president of Embraer and president of Embraer China.
The midsize Legacy 500 was granted Validation of Type Certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in July 2015. It has a 6ft flat-floor cabin, eight club seats that can be berthed into four beds, and a cabin altitude of 6,000ft. The IFE system consists of an HD video system, surround sound, multiple audio and video input options, CMS and three options for voice communications and connectivity. The aircraft has a range of 3,125 nautical miles with four passengers, including NBAA IFR fuel reserves.
February 5, 2016