Embraer has delivered a new Legacy 500 midsize jet to a customer based in North Queensland, Australia. The aircraft will be used primarily for business. The Legacy 500 was awarded type certification from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority in January 2015.
The purchase was negotiated by Norris Aviation Services Australia, on behalf of the buyer. “The owner is an astute businessman who carefully selected the Legacy 500 after reviewing all the aircraft in this class,” said Peter Norris, managing director of Norris Aviation Services Australia. “In the end, safety, the clean sheet design, advanced systems, excellent performance, quiet comfortable cabin and professional presentation and support by Embraer made the Legacy 500 the only logical choice.”
The Legacy 500 features a 6ft flat-floor cabin with eight club seats than can be berthed into four beds. The IFE system consists of an HD video system, surround sound, multiple audio and video input options, a CMS, and three options for voice communications and connectivity. The Legacy 500 has a range of 3,125 nautical miles with four passengers, including NBAA IFR fuel reserves.
Embraer Executive Jets has authorized Execujet to provide maintenance for the Legacy 500 in Australia. This is in addition to the existing maintenance capability it has to support the Phenom 100, Legacy 600 and Legacy 650. Hawker Pacific, in Singapore, is also authorized to provide full maintenance support to Legacy 500 customers. In addition, Embraer has a regional distribution center in Singapore, which has a ready stock of spare inventory, including parts for the Legacy 500.