Announced at the 2009 NBAA convention that Embraer already had 2 Legacy 650’s flight testing. Certification is expected in 2010 with first deliveries that same year. Originating from the ERJ-135, the Legacy 650 certification will be based on the Legacy 600. The Legacy 650 is meant to expand the Legacy line, not to replace the Legacy 600.
The wing comes from the EMB 145 with the addition of winglets. The structure has been reinforced and the aft wing/fuselage fairing has been re-sculpted. Reinforced landing gear comes to compensate for the higher weight of the Legacy 650. Rolls Royce AE 3007A2 engines provide 9,020 pounds of thrust each.
Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite is standard up front and the Rockwell Collins Air show will control cabin entertainment. A lavatory and galley are also standard. An internal baggage compartment is accessible in-flight with a 240 cubic foot capacity. Folding shelves are optional for the baggage compartment.
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