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.
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|
|External Dimensions (ft)||Legacy 600, EMB-135BJ|
|Internal Dimensions (ft)||Legacy 600, EMB-135BJ|
|Internal Length (Overall/Net Height)||49.8/42.4|
|Internal Width (Max/Floor)||6.9/5.2|
|Baggage||Legacy 600, EMB-135BJ|
|Power||Legacy 600, EMB-135BJ|
|Engines||2 RR AE 3007 A1E|
|Output (lbs ea.)/Flat Rating||7,953/ISA+22C|
|Data based on latest manufactured year|