British entrepreneur Lord Sugar took delivery of Embraer’s newly-certificated transatlantic-capable Legacy 650 business jet this weekend. The aircraft (G-SUGA) piloted by Kevin McGrath, departed Embraer’s facilities in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil on Saturday, destined for its new home at London Stansted Airport. The aircraft will be looked after and operated by award-winning* VIP charter operator Titan Airways Executive, who will also be marketing the aircraft for third party charter use. The Legacy 650 will be maintained and supported at Inflite, which already looks after Lord Sugar’s previous Legacy 600.
This Legacy 650 jet is configured with 13 comfortable leather seats, boasts an elegant and airy yet functional interior with three distinct cabin zones, stowable tables, a spacious galley and large washroom facilities. It also features Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband system for high-speed Internet in-flight and a state of the art in-flight entertainment system.
“This is a very exciting time for Embraer to deliver our first Legacy 650 large executive jet to Lord Sugar, an Embraer customer for four years, and Titan Airways Executive,” said Colin Steven, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales – Europe, Africa and Middle East – Executive Jets.
“I am absolutely delighted to be accepting this brand new aircraft. It has a considerably longer range, it’s fast, it has a very generous hold, accessible from the cabin and is ideal for the 300 hours or so of business flying I do every year.”
“We’re very enthusiastic about taking this aircraft into service from early December, said Alastair Kiernan, Titan Airways Executive Commercial Director. “We will be able to offer clients non-stop, long range flights with a very high level of comfort.”