Embraer will extend the range of the Legacy 450, its new mid-light business jet, to 2,900 nautical miles. This represents an increase of 325 nautical miles over the range of the recently certified aircraft. The first Legacy 450 with the additional range is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2016.
“The Legacy 450 was designed to be a game-changing mid-light business jet. Now, we have decided to go the extra mile to meet customer needs for transoceanic range in a best-in-class cabin,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, president and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “The additional range extends the aircraft’s operational envelope without compromising its already certified performance.”
To reach the new range, minor modifications will be made to the wing to allow it to accommodate more fuel. The upgrade also entails modifications to the fuel control unit, avionics and aircraft flight manuals. It will be possible to retrofit aircraft assembled without this extra fuel tank capacity to offer the increased range. For now, the list price of the aircraft remains unchanged at US$16.57m, based on 2015 economic conditions.
November 23, 2015