The aircraft will be operated by AIR HAMBURG, a leading German-based business charter operator, serving European, Russian and Middle East destinations. The delivery is planned for the second semester of 2013.
“We are delighted to welcome AIR HAMBURG, an esteemed and valued customer as the first operator of the new enhanced Legacy 600,” said Colin Steven, Vice President, Sales Europe, Africa, and Middle East, Embraer Executive Jets. “We have no doubt that passengers will appreciate the unparalleled combination of luxurious comfort, space and performance of the newly enhanced Legacy 600’s interior cabin.”
“AIR HAMBURG started receiving requests for charter flights to destinations that were out of reach for our current fleet. Its limited baggage capacity and range made the step into the super-midsize category necessary to fullfill customer needs,” stated Floris Helmers, CEO of AIR HAMBURG. “That’s why, after evaluating the market of new aircraft in the super-midsize category, the Legacy 600 was the best choice.”
The Legacy 600 offers three comfortable cabin zones that allow up to 14 passengers to work or rest in a spacious area. 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 650 as well as the Legacy 500 and Legacy 450. 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 control monitor in the galley for master control of video, audio, lighting, temperature and water and individual touch screen controls located throughout the cabin.
Two 17.5” LCD monitors come 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 cabin acoustics comfort with a 5 dB SIL noise reduction, 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.
Improvements are not limited 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™. The Elite system includes LCD displays and a Cursor Control Device (CCD) as well as charts and map capability and XM Weather. Embraer (embraer.com) also 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.
The Legacy 600 entered service in 2002. With a range of 3,400 nautical miles (6.297 kilometers), it can fly with 14 passengers, under NBAA IFR conditions, nonstop from Hamburg to Moscow, or from Hamburg to Dubai. The Legacy 600 can also achieve ranges of Hamburg to Delhi or Hamburg to Gander with four passengers under NBAA IFR conditions. Today more than 200 Legacy 600/650s are flying around the world.
About AIR HAMBURG
In 2001 young entrepreneurs Floris Helmers and Alexander Lipsky founded Hamburg-based flight school FLUGSCHULE HAMBURG. In 2005 went on to launch AIR HAMBURG to enter and develop a new market with single and twin-engine aircraft, serving routes to the islands of Sylt, Helgoland, Juist and Norderney. Then the company started receiving requests for charter flights to destinations that were out of reach for its current fleet. This was the trigger to operate the first citation bravo to start with corporate jets in 2007. By now the company operates four XLS+, two CJ3, one 525, two Bravo and one King Air B200 aircraft. AIR HAMBURG is one of eight top European business jet operators join forces to create the world’s first ever corporate jet alliance, AirClub. As pioneers in their industry, the operators have joined forces to create one of the largest fleet of corporate jets worldwide, offering their customers even more flexibility and availability whilst enhancing premium customer service.
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