Although it's known in many markets for its regional airliners, ...
. the company has worked hard over the past couple of decades to offer world-class business jets, like this large-cabin Lineage 1000.
The Legacy 500 is the company's new midsize business jet, with a range of 3,600 miles.
It's powered by a pair of Honeywell HTF75000E turbofan engines. Each produces more than 7,000 pounds of thrust.
As a result, the 500 is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 0.83 times the speed of sound and fly as high as 45,000 feet.
In the marketplace, the Legacy 500 competes against midsize jets such as the Cessna Citation Sovereign+ and the larger duo of ...
... the Bombardier Challenger 300 and ...
... the Gulfstream G280.
Step inside the Legacy 500 ...
... and you'll find a cavernous interior. It's also an infinitely customizable.
Some go for a relaxing low-contrast look, ...
... while others go with a striking high-contrast scheme.
The 500's cabin features a flat floor design where many of its competitors resort to employing a deep well in the aisle to create enough room for passengers to stand up.
For passengers who want to catch some shut-eye, the divan and captain's chairs can all be berthed into beds.
In addition, the Legacy 500 features a bathroom in the back and is one of the only planes in its class to feature a wet galley.
As expected with a jet of this caliber, it's dressed in only the finest materials.
Here's one of the plane's touch-screen controllers. Now you see it ...
... now you don't.
The Legacy 500 features two 19-inch high-definition displays and up to nine personal displays at each seating position. For his jet, Chan went with a relaxed light-colored wood decor. Notice the stone veneer in the galley.
Up front, the Legacy 500 features a full-glass cockpit with a heads-up-display. Instead of the traditional control yokes, the new cockpit design features side sticks.
This affords pilots more space and a clearer view of the gauges.
Jackie Chan approves!
The Embraer Legacy 500 entered service in 2014 and currently carries a catalog price of $20 million.
Posted by Charles D'Alberto