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Embraer Legacy 650 certified in India

March 15, 2012, Hyderabad, India - Embraer’s large-sized Legacy 650 executive jet has received type certification (TC) from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India, paving the way for Legacy 650 customers to register and operate the aircraft in India.

March 15, 2012  By Carey Fredericks

“The Legacy 650 at Hyderabad is a significant event since it is the sixth Embraer Executive Jet model to gain Indian certification,” said José Eduardo Costas, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific – Embraer Executive Jets. “The 2012 version of the Legacy 650 is making its debut here while on the first leg of its worldwide demonstration tour which began this month. Launched in 2009, the Legacy 650 is the latest executive jet offered by Embraer. All of Embraer’s executive jets in production today – the entry-level Phenom 100, light Phenom 300, super-mid-size Legacy 600, large Legacy 650 and ultra-large Lineage 1000 – are now certified in India.”

The Legacy 650 is part of Embraer’s static display presentation at India Aviation 2012, currently taking place in Hyderabad. This will be the standard configuration of the aircraft produced in 2012.

The 2012 version of the Legacy 650 features refinements to the interior and cabin management system, including a new full high-definition inflight entertainment system in order to increase cabin comfort and capabilities. New avionics are designed to reduce pilot workload while the overall enhancements improve the flexibility and efficiency of aircraft operations.

New features include the addition of the Honeywell Ovation® SelectTM, alldigital, cabin management system and an 8.9” touchscreen CMS passenger control monitor in the galleys for master control of video, audio, lighting, temperature and water. Individual touch-screen controls are also located throughout the cabin. The jet also features improved interior storage, restyled seats with side-pocket storage and greater swivel movement in the third zone.


A new, wireless handset Iridium telephone system is yet another enhancement as are the high-definition video system, media input and iPod and iPhone docking systems. Embraer has chosed the Honeywell Primus EliteTM avionics suite, to ensure the 2012 Legacy 600/650 is equipped for the changing air traffic control system. Embraer incorporated FANS 1/A CPDLC, RNP 0.3 WAAS/LPV and coupled VNAV for optimizing airspace use, flight time and lowering fuel burn.


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