Embraer Legacy 600 Specs and Description

Aircraft Description


A derivitive of the popular EMB-145 jetliner, the Legacy is Embraer’s first business jet in it’s 32-year history. Following the success of the 145, Embraer certified the EMB-135 in 1999. Eager to expand production, Embraer proposed the Legacy, an EMB-135 fitted with winglets and auxilliary fuel tanks allowing it to fly 3,200 nm with 10 passengers. The regional airline version has won much praise from its operators due to its simplicity, dispatch reliability and operating economy. Even today the Legacy 600 continues to shine with 154 manufactured at the end of 2008.


The Legacy is powered by two Rolls-Royce AE3007A1E high by-pass (5:1), two-spool, axial flow engines rated at 7,953 ISA +22C each. The AE3007A features a wide-chord single-stage direct drive fan with a 14-stage compressor. In addition, the engine uses dual mounted, fully redundant FADECs. Inspection interval on the engines is “On Condition.”


The Legacy features a Primus 1000 avionics package with five large-format CRTs. The base system consists of dual LASEREF IV, dual FMS with approach certified GPS, dual Primus II C/N/S radio systems, dual DADCs, dual GPS-synched chronometers, CVR, FDR, TCAS and TAWS, Primus 880 Doppler turbulence detection weather radar, HF with SELCAL, single-channel CAT II autopilot and Smiths Industries Integrated Standby Instrument System. Options include a Flight Dynamics HUD, CAT IIIa certification, ACARS printer and third VHF comm, along with LSZ-860 lightning sensor, communications management unit and a cockpit monitor for the Airshow 400.

Design Features

The Legacy is a twin turbofan powered medium range executive transport. A derivitive of the EMB-145, the Legacy features auxilliary fuel tanks, winglets, and interior modifications. The airframe is conventional semi-monocoque construction–stressed skins, hoop frames and longitudinal stringers. Composites are used for fairings, primary and secondary control surfaces, and main landing gear doors. The airframe’s economic design life is 55,000 hours or 20,000 cycles. The Legacy’s airfoil is an original design with a relativley flat, upper surface and mildly, reflexed (S-curve shaped) lower surface contours for long-chord lift distibution and low-drag rise up to Mmo of .80 mach. It features four vortilons, which act like slats, decreasing stall speed at high angles of attack by as much as 3.5%.


The Legacy is normally configured for 10 passengers in four standard seating options. It has a full width aft lavatory and full length forward galley. The 1,410-cubic-foot cabin boasts twice the volume as most midsize business jets under $20 million and has 92% of the cabin volume as a Gulfstream IVSP. The interior includes an average 54 dBa acoustical insulation package and 16-g rated passenger seats. A 240-cubic-foot external baggage compartment with full class C fire protection is accessible in flight. Standard equipment includes galley with oven, coffee maker and ice drawer; AC power outlets; single-channel satcom; Aircell; Airshow 400 with DVD, CD and VCR players, forward 20 inch flat panel monitor, individual passenger service units and headsets. Options include multi-channel satcom and MagnaStar, a wide variety of airborne office equipment, individual passenger monitors, microwave oven and refrigerator drawer for galley, high-gloss cabinets and various extra closets.

General Legacy 600, EMB-135BJ
Category Jet < 20,000 lbs.
Years Aircraft Manufactured 2006 – current
Serial Number Range 145946 (up)
Retail High Price $27,450,000.00 / 21,540,015.00€
Retail Low Price $15,000,000.00 / 11,770,500.00€
Characteristics Legacy 600, EMB-135BJ
Seating 2+13/14
Wing Loading 90.0
Power Loading 3.1
Noise(EPNdB): Takeoff/Sideline/Approach 79.7/86.8/91.3
External Dimensions (ft) Legacy 600, EMB-135BJ
External Length 86.4
External Height 22.2
External Span 69.5
Internal Dimensions (ft) Legacy 600, EMB-135BJ
Internal Length (Overall/Net Height) 49.8/42.4
Internal Height 6.0
Internal Width (Max/Floor) 6.9/5.2
Baggage Legacy 600, EMB-135BJ
External: Cu.Ft./Lb. 286/1290
External: Cu.Ft./Lb. N/A
Power Legacy 600, EMB-135BJ
Engines 2 RR AE 3007 A1E
Output (lbs ea.)/Flat Rating 7,953/ISA+22C
Inspection Interval OC
Data based on latest manufactured year