Embraer’s Legacy 650 large executive jet recently completed a round trip between São Paulo and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL), located 20 miles (32 km) north of Miami.
Following the Dubai-London flight (3,500 nautical miles or 6,482 kilometers) accomplished last year, this time the Legacy 650 demonstrator covered 3,641 nautical miles (6,743 kilometers) of ground distance in 8 hours and 48 minutes on the Miami-bound leg. The flight was conducted with nine occupants – six passengers and three crew members – aboard a typically equipped Legacy 650. On the
southbound leg, the aircraft flew nearly the same ground distance – 3,623 nautical miles (6,710 kilometers) – in 8 hours and 43 minutes, but carrying 11 occupants – eight passengers and three crew members.
“We’re pleased to demonstrate the Legacy 650’s nonstop capabilities on such a key route for Latin America, and particularly for the Brazilian market,” said Claudio Galdo Camelier, Embraer Vice President, Marketing – Executive Jets. “This is another proof that the Legacy 650 delivers intercontinental range with excellent payload capacity. The aircraft offers a maximum range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers) with the comfort of three distinct cabin zones, the longest cabin and the largest baggage compartment in its class.”
The Legacy 650 was certified in October 2010 by both the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Authority (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Last February, the jet was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).