Nov 30, 2012– São José dos Campos, Brazil (Techreleased) – Embraer’s Legacy 600/650 program reached a significant milestone with the delivery of the 200th aircraft of the Legacy family, a Legacy 650 large executive jet, to China’s Minsheng Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. (MSFL) in a ceremony held this week at headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
This aircraft, one of the 13 Legacy 650s ordered by MSFL in October 2011, will be used by an anonymous Chinese customer. As one of the largest financial institutions providing executive jets leasing services in China, MSFL ordered three Lineage 1000 ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jets as well.
“The Legacy 600/650 family has been well recognized by customers worldwide since the first Legacy 600 delivered in early 2002,” said Ernest Edwards, President, Embraer Executive Jets. “The delivery of the 200th aircraft of the Legacy family within a decade eloquently reflects the success of the Legacy program. In addition, we are proud that Minsheng Financial Leasing, one of our most important customers, is part of this historic success by taking delivery of this aircraft.”
The large Legacy 650 can accommodate up to 14 passengers in three distinctive and spacious cabin zones. The jet’s range is 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers), affording nonstop distances such as Beijing to Dubai and Hong Kong to Adelaide (Australia), with four passengers under NBAA IFR conditions. The jet’s enhanced interior features a new cabin management system, reduced noise levels and avionics advances that equip the aircraft for the future air traffic control system. Seats that convert to sleeping berths, a fully equipped wet galley and the largest in-flight accessible baggage compartment in its class are other value-added highlights for this large executive jet with transoceanic capability.