First Legacy 650 Delivered
Embraer has delivered the first Legacy 650 to a British entrepreneur and member of the House of Lords. Lord Sugar, who says he travels about 300 hours a year on business, said the long-range capability of the new aircraft was a major attraction. He owned a Legacy 600 before buying the 650. The 650 was certified in Europe and Brazil in October and FAA certification is imminent.
The 650 is a derivative of the popular Legacy 600, and additional range is its main selling point. It has a beefed-up wing and landing gear, allowing higher landing and takeoff weights to accommodate the extra fuel needed for a 3,900-nm range with four passengers. The 650 also has updated systems, including a Honeywell Primus avionics package and a new cabin-management system. Lord Sugar's airplane is configured for a maximum of 13 pax.