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Embraer Legacy 600

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Embraer Legacy 600
An Embraer Legacy 600 at the Berlin Air Show.
Role Business jet
Manufacturer Embraer
First flight 2001
Introduced 2000
Status In production
Produced 156 as of 31 Mar 2009
Unit cost US$27.450 million
Developed from Embraer ERJ 145 family

The Embraer Legacy 600 is a business jet derivative of the Embraer ERJ 145 family of commercial jet aircraft.

Design and development

The Legacy 600 is based on the ERJ 145 model, but includes added range with extra fuel tanks in the tail and forward of the wing, added winglets and an extensive drag reduction. It is certified to 41,000-foot (12,000 m) altitude versus 37,000 feet (11,000 m) for the airline configuration. Launched in 2000 at the Farnborough Airshow, the Legacy carries 16 passengers for 3,050 nautical miles (5,650 km) or 8 passengers for 3,450 nautical miles (6,390 km). The Legacy family includes the Legacy Shuttle, which is an ERJ 135 with a 19-seat passenger cabin configuration as standard (it does not have the same range as the Legacy Executive / Legacy 600).

The Legacy 600 competes on the upper end of the small to mid sized range of business jets. It has nearly the opposite design progression as the rival Canadair Challenger. The Legacy 600 was derived from the established ERJ family of regional jets, while the Canadair Regional Jet was developed by Bombardier from the Challenger business jet. Both lines of aircraft are competitors. Embraer has since launched lines of aircraft such as the Phenom 300 and the Lineage 1000 to compete with Bombardier in all markets.

Embraer Legacy 600 at Birmingham International Airport, England
Embraer Legacy 600 at Birmingham International Airport, England

In seven years of service, Embraer have delivered over 150 Legacy 600 aircraft in more than 20 countries. It has seating for 16 passengers in three partitioned sections, or seating for 19-37 in airline-style seats on the Legacy Shuttle. In the cockpit, the Legacy also includes a Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite, with a full glass cockpit.


Aircraft deliveries

Year 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Number of deliveries 9[1] 13[2] 13[3] 20[4] 27[5] 36[6] 36[7] 2[8]


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General characteristics

  • Crew: Three - pilot, co-pilot, flight attendant (optional)
  • Capacity: 13 passengers + 1 in cockpit jumpseat
  • Length: 26.33 m (86 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 21.17 m (68 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 6.76 m (22 ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 16,000 kg (30,000 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 22,500 kg (49,604 lb)
  • Powerplant:Rolls-Royce AE 3007/A1P turbofans, 33.0 kN (8,810 lbs) each


  • Maximum speed: 834 km/h (450 kt, 518 mph)
  • Range: 6,060 km (3,250 nm, 3,740 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 12,496 m (41,000 ft)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.42:1Max fuel capacity: 18,800 lb (Legacy Executive) / 11,321 lb (Legacy Shuttle) - both figures approx.

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Published in July 2009.

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