Embraer has introduced major improvements to its popular Legacy 600/650 jets that refines the interior, features a state-of-the-art cabin management system and offers increased efficiency and safety for aircraft operations, significantly raising the bar for its class. The new versions, with a host of new options, are now available for standard aircraft produced in 2012.
“These changes are specifically designed to increase cabin comfort and capabilities to ensure passengers have the right environment to either relax or maintain their productivity,” said Ernest Edwards, President Embraer Executive Jets. “Key to this is our effort to reduce cabin sound levels, which set a new benchmark for the Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 class of aircraft. Complementing the new features is a full, high definition entertainment system. Customers will be able to see the improvements during the worldwide demonstration tour we will launch in March.”
The new interior includes the Honeywell Ovation® Select™, all digital, cabin management system and a state-of-the-art system that is also offered on the Legacy 450/500. It features a full, high-definition video system and media input and includes iPod and iPhone docking systems, USB, HDMI, VGA and Composite Video ports, blu-ray player and a 3-D moving map. There is an 8.9” touchscreen CMS passenger control monitor in the galleys for master control of video, audio, lighting, temperature, and water and individual touch screen controls located throughout the cabin. Also included is the XM Radio for US operations. A 17.5” LCD monitor comes standard but customers can choose from a number of monitor options including up to a 32” credenza version, 24” bulkhead configuration or individual seat monitors. These can be complemented by a crisp, two-zone surround sound.
In addition to the Ovation Select™ system, Embraer has improved the interior storage and added a new, wireless handset Iridium telephone system. The company is also offering restyled seats with side-pocket storage and greater swivel movement in the third zone.
Embraer now offers new finishing materials including 12 species of standard veneers in addition to six optional premium veneers. For the wet areas in the galley and lavatory, a selection of six natural stone flooring choices is available.
Improvements for the 2012 Legacy 600/650 are not restricted to the cabin and are designed to reduce pilot workload as well as improve the flexibility, efficiency and safety of aircraft operations. The cockpit features improved avionics with the Honeywell Primus Elite™ which won Flying Magazine’s 2010 Editor’s Choice Award. The Elite system includes LCD displays and a Cursor Control Device (CCD) as well as charts and map capability and XM Weather for US operations.
To ensure the 2012 Legacy 600/650 is equipped for the changing air traffic control system, Embraer incorporated VNAV and RNP 0.3 for optimizing airspace use, flight time and fuel burn. WAAS/LPV along with CPDLC FANS 1/A which enables satcom-based ATC communications for trans-oceanic flights are available as options as are Smart Landing™ and Smart Runway™ surface awareness and advisory system.
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