The Embraer Executive Jets company reports about obtaining the certificate like the Brazilian aviation authorities, EASA and FAA on Legacy 450 business jet with the increased flying range. As the producer reports, now the version capable to carry out non-stop flights on distance of 2904 nautical miles / 5378 km is available to clients. In comparison with the previous version the increase has made 329 nautical miles / 609 km, and it means that to a business jet in power non-stop flights, for example, from New York to Los Angeles or from San Francisco to the Hawaiian Islands.
This step is directed to strengthening of positions of the company in very competitive niche of average business airplanes. The first delivery of the updated version is planned for the third quarter 2016.
The company reports that the modernization opportunity will be offered owners who have already received Legacy 450. To increase flying range, Embraer will make “minor changes” to a wing design to install a bigger fuel tank, and will update the software of aircraft equipment. At the same time since 1166 the necessary take-off distance will increase to 1191 meters, and the maximum loading capacity will decrease since 1350 to 1325 kg. Other characteristics will not change.
Legacy 450 can call “younger brother” of the 500th model. Deliveries of Legacy 450 have begun only in December, 2015. The increased flying range of Legacy 450 will become on only 290 nautical miles less (537 km), than at bigger Legacy 500.
We will remind that at the beginning of July of Embraer has submitted to the Aviation register of the Russian Federation the application for carrying out certified works by the Legacy 450/500 airplanes. Since June 26 the group of specialists of Rosaviatsia, Aviaregistra of Russia and the certified centers performs a complex of necessary certified works at manufacturer of the specified aircrafts in the city Sao Jase dos Campos (Brazil). As the regional director of Embraer of sales in Russia and the CIS countries Nikolay Goloviznin has commented on BizavNews, it is expected that the relevant documents will be received in September, and the first delivery of the airplane to Russia (with registration of RA) is planned for November of the current year.
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